4 out of 5 pros pressured to roll out IT projects despite security concerns

The recently released “2014 Security Pressures Report” has shown that a staggering 4 out of 5 IT Professionals are pressured into rolling out IT projects amid security worries.

Carried out by Trustwave, the report surveyed 830 IT professionals such as CIOs, CISOs, IT Security directors and managers.

50% of those surveyed stated that most of the pressure came from their organisation’s owners, board members and C-level executives.

They also said that they’re pushed to implement the latest security technology, despite not having the resources to effectively do so.

The study discovered that 1 out of 3 respondents lacked the proper resources to effectively use the technologies, even though they felt the pressure to choose and purchase products or services “with all the latest features.”

When it came to the question about the size of the security team, a whopping 85% claimed that a bigger security team would help relieve the pressure they faced whilst improving their performance.