Spending on IT security remains strong, with 44% of enterprise security managers expecting to increase their budget over the next few months, according to a January 2016 report by 451 Research.

The firm’s Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security quarterly study shows that only 4% of enterprises are decreasing security spending. While security budgets are stable or increasing for almost all organizations, security managers reported significant obstacles in fully realizing the benefits of security incident and even management (SIEM) solutions because of lack of staff expertise (44%) and inadequate staffing (28%).

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