Worldwide spending on information security will reach $71.1 billion in 2014, an increase of nearly 8 percent over 2013, with the data loss prevention segment showing the fastest growth at 19 percent, according to the latest forecast from Gartner Inc.

Total information security spending will grow a further 8 percent in 2015 to reach $76.9 billion, the firm predicts. It says the increasing adoption of mobile technology, cloud services, social media and information in general will drive use of new security technology and services through 2016.

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