External conditions and events can influence IT priorities for businesses. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have been forced to adjust plans to meet changing business needs. The report, based on a survey of more than 5,000 IT and cybersecurity practitioners, observes recent IT security economics trends and how they correlate with this year’s events 1.
While the overall IT budget has fallen from $1.2m in 2019 to $1.1m in 2020 among SMBs, and from $74.1m to $54.3m for enterprises, the share of IT budget dedicated to IT security continues to grow year-on-year. Decreases in budget are likely due to the consequences of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to Gartner, whose experts also predicted that budgets would decrease earlier this year.