Leading focus for the higher spending will be data security, followed by application security and business continuity/disaster recovery, the report says.
Don't look for increases in dedicated IT security staff, though. The research firm also sees increases in companies looking to vendors for managed security services. both for e-mail and vulnerability assessment.
As far as new (for the business) technologies, close to 20 percent plan to introduce intrusion prevention systems, data encryption (with full disk or file level) and 17 percent are looking to add enpoint application/device controls.
Those numbers are still too low, even for tough times, but they are a sign that when money gets tight at least some businesses are willing to spend on security tools and practices that every business needs.