Participants in the BlinkenArea project work behind a sinister panel of LED lights during a computer hacker conference. Seventy-eight percent of senior IT and security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Seventy-eight percent of senior IT and security leaders believe their organizations lack sufficient protection against cyberattacks, according to research conducted by IDG Research Services on behalf of Insight.

The high level of concern expressed by these leaders resulted in 91% of organizations increasing their cybersecurity budgets in 2021 — a figure that nearly matches the 96% that boosted IT security spending in 2020.

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