It-sa survey reveals key trends in IT security Europe

Sectors like the healthcare industry have a need for action in IT security, and are also doing more than others to invest in better IT infrastructure.

That was one of the takeaways from the IT Security Trend Barometer, released in advance of the it-sa exhibition concluding at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre today, 11 October. The survey spoke to it-sa exhibitors.

It also found that GDPR regulations, which went into force in May, have actually increased revenue for two thirds of IT security specialists surveyed.

More than three quarters of surveyed companies have increased sales since the last iteration of it-sa in October 2017. More than half of them have hired additional staff.

The survey also found that many small and medium-sized companies have little in the way of IT security. While three quarters of businesses with more than 250 employees operate with a systematic IT security plan, only one third of small firms do the same.

Lastly, the survey found that IT security incidents can be very costly in terms of time: four out of ten IT security issues take up to six months to resolve, while one in ten takes up to a year. A few incidents have even affected those surveyed for a year or more.

The Gelszus independent market research institute was commissioned by NürnbergMesse to survey it-sa exhibitors online in April 2018 about trends and developments in the market for IT security solutions.