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Research and Markets: Global Evolution of IT Security Trends and Challenges Within Today's Organizations

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ntbkbr/evolving_it) has announced the addition of the "Evolving IT Security Trends and Challenges Within Today's Organizations" report to their offering.

As the sophistication and frequency of cyber threats continues to increase, the information technology (IT) security industry faces the daunting challenge of defending against heterogeneous, complicated attack methods.

Protection against data theft and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks remain a top priority within the industry. Businesses of all sizes face unprecedented security risks with the emergence of innovative IT strategies such as the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, social media, and cloud computing. Weak mobile-device management and ineffective security solutions pose a high threat to personal and intellectual property (IP) data through the proliferation of mobile malware.

The severity of cyber threats against government systems became clear in light of the increased targeting of key energy and utility systems by supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) attacks. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that, in 2011 alone, three U.S. cities experienced SCADA breaches.

This report aims to understand the security trends within today's organizations, specifically to:

Investigate the deployment of a variety of security solutions:

- Anti-malware

- Data loss prevention (DLP)

- Firewall/Virtual private network (VPN)

- Intrusion detection system (IDS) / Intrusion prevention system (IPS)

- Network access control (NAC)

- Security information and event management (SIEM)

- Unified threat management (UTM)

Key Topics Covered:

1. Research Objectives and Methods

2. Executive Summary

3. Security Systems' Deployment Status and Importance

- Currently Deployed Security Solutions: Total Sample

- Currently Deployed Security Solutions

- Vertical Market Assessment: Education

- Currently Deployed Security Solutions

- Vertical Market Assessment: Government

- Currently Deployed Security Solutions

- Vertical Market Assessment: Financial Services

- Currently Deployed Security Solutions

- Vertical Market Assessment: Healthcare

- Currently Deployed Security Solutions

- Vertical Market Assessment: Retail

4. Outsourcing to MSSPs

- Outsourcing to MSSPs

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying Firewall/VPN Solutions

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying Anti-Malware Solutions

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying NAC Solutions

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying DLP Solutions

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying IDS/IPS Solutions

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying UTM Solutions

- Outsourcing to MSSPs Among Organizations Deploying SIEM/Log Management Solutions

5. Top Security Priorities

6. Firmographics

7. Appendix

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ntbkbr/evolving_it

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