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This article is part of the November 2008 issue of Security researchers on biometrics, insider threats, encryption and virtualization
When you receive this issue of Information Security the country will have chosen a new president who will be coming into office in troubling and difficult times. In fact, the last month of the campaign focused primarily on the economy and what each candidate was going to do to solve both Wall Street and Main Street woes. The ripple effect of today's economic crisis is sure to hit security professionals. Recent research from TechTarget, the parent company of Information Security, found that 56 percent of the 1,075 IT professionals surveyed said the current economic situation was a significant factor in the reduction of IT budgets (though they are expecting IT budgets to increase by 4.5 percent overall). Furthermore, if the economy doesn't improve in the first half of 2009, more than half expected budget cuts for the second half of the year. What's more, 52 percent said they would delay non-essential upgrades and another 37 percent said they would cancel or delay non-revenue generating projects. We know security is a cost center, and traditionally there has ... Access >>>
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