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HP Software's community for IT leaders // September 2012


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Security index

Percentage of companies citing unauthorized access or leaking of customer data as a primary concern regarding cloud services.1

Percentage increase in worldwide security software revenue (to $17.7 billion) in 2011.2

$763 million
Expected size of the Western European market for enterprise mobility management and security in 2015, following a 2010-2015 compound annual growth rate of 30%.3

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Q: Does an organization need a CISO to have adequate risk management and security?

A: Regardless of official job title, it's important to have top down leadership support for security or it just won't be a priority... which for many might require a CSO or CISO to accomplish that.

— Janice Paulson, compliance & security analyst at, via the SecBiz LinkedIn group

1 "2012 State of Cloud Computing Survey," Information Week, March 2012

2 "Market Share Analysis: Security Software, Worldwide, 2011," Gartner Inc., April 2012

3 "Western European Enterprise Mobility Management and Security Market Forecast and Analysis, 2010–2015," IDC, August 2011


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