The main focus of most IT pros is on preventing hackers, spammers, and other malcontents from entering their networks, and nearly two-thirds are looking to enhance their network-security-management, intrusion-detection, content-filtering and anti-spam software. More than half also plan to upgrade their encryption software. But only 16% plan to deploy biometrics technology to control access to their networks and systems.
As companies become more forward-thinking about security, even that number may rise. "The attacker just needs to find one window in," says Pete Lindstrom, founder and analyst at Spire Security. "The security administrator must plug every door and window."