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Most local CIOs expect budgets to increase as cyber concerns mount, survey finds

  • 3 mths ago

A vast majority of city and county chief information officers expect their IT budgets to increase in the next year, especially as local governments continue to worry about preventing cyberattacks and data losses, according to a new survey published by CompTIA’s Public Technology Institute.

While cybersecurity has topped PTI’s annual survey for nine years running, this year’s edition also found a record-high percentage of the group’s members naming it as their top priority, with 97% saying so, compared with 88% in 2021. The accompanying report attributes the uptick to high-profile incidents, such as the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has raised fears of Kremlin retaliation in cyberspace against Kyiv’s allies.

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