TECH SUPPLIER Dec 2019 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # META45743619

IDC Survey Spotlight: Highly Sophisticated Cyberattacks Are Driving Adoption of Advanced Security Solutions in the GCC

By: Suraj GodseResearch Analyst

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This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the increasing adoption of advanced security solutions by organizations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a trend that has been driven by the increased prevalence of high-profile targeted attacks in the region. It contains data from IDC's 2019 CIO IT Survey. IDC conducted the survey to obtain insights into how technology influencers and decision makers view the security solutions market and to understand what challenges they face around adopting and/or implementing new or upgraded technologies to improve their work processes and become more efficient.

"The countries of the GCC are currently developing and executing their long-term strategic visions. This has led organizations across the region to invest in numerous 3rd Platform and Innovation Accelerator technologies as they go searching for the many business benefits such technologies offer. At the same time, the number of high-profile targeted attacks on critical infrastructure has increased, while GCC governments have also moved to enforce strict compliance requirements in order to safeguard national interests. These events have driven organizations in the region to take cybersecurity far more seriously, triggering investments in advanced cybersecurity solutions." — Research Analyst Suraj Godse, Telecom and IT Services, IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa


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