Cambridge, Mass. – Given these times of economic uncertainty, new survey results show just how important IT security is to professionals. Spending on IT security will continue to grow next year, according to new data unveiled by Forrester Research Inc., Cambridge, Mass., on the first day of its Security Forum.

The Forrester Business Data Services survey, which polled more than 1,200 North American enterprise and SMB security decision-makers, found that 21% of respondents expect to increase their IT security budgets in 2009, while nearly three-quarters of those surveyed expect no cutbacks in their security spending. Only 6% of respondents anticipate having to cut their security budget next year despite the current economic uncertainty.

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