Fatal half-measures in incident response

It's not a matter of if, but when, you are breached. So what's your plan?

Become An Insider

Sign up now and get FREE access to hundreds of Insider articles, guides, reviews, interviews, blogs, and other premium content. Learn more.

Roughly $60 billion is expected to be invested in IT security products and services this year, according to the market research firm Gartner. That's up from $55 billion last year, with growth expected through at least 2016, when security spending is anticipated to hit a staggering $86 billion annually.

That's no small sum, and begs the question whether or not organizations are getting value for their money. With more than 560 million records exposed from 3,438 data breaches (since 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse), the only honest answer can be along the lines of not very well.

Slideshow: 15 worst data breaches

To continue reading this article register now

Join the discussion
Be the first to comment on this article. Our Commenting Policies