Information Security trends according to analysts Gartner, IDC and Forrester

  • Worldwide spending on information security will reach $76.9 billion in 2015, an increase of 8.2 percent over 2014.

  • The increasing adoption of mobile, cloud, social and information (often interacting together) will drive use of new security technology and services through 2016.

  • Regulatory pressure will increase in Western Europe and Asia/Pacific from 2014.

  • Mobile security will be a higher priority for consumers from 2017 onward.

  • By 2017, 90% of an enterprise's endpoints will utilize some form of hardware protection to ensure that endpoint integrity is maintained.

  • By 2018, 25% of security applications that were previously purchased independently will be incorporated directly into business applications.

  • Cyberthreat intelligence (CTI) has emerged as a potentially powerful tool for Security& Risk professionals who must defend their digital business from cybercriminals seeking to disrupt their operations and steal their most valuable information — their customers' data.

  • Investors are eager to capitalize on the strong demand for CTI solutions and services: Since October 2014, CTI vendors have raised $102.5 million, and there have been three acquisitions.

  • The vendor landscape is overwhelming, and Security& Risk professionals must separate fact from hype when it comes to investing in CTI offerings.