Security spending includes physical security upgrades, risk management measures, and insurance coverage. Insurance and risk management costs have soared since 9/11 because of rise in premiums by insurance companies. Companies in the critical industries are incurring the biggest increases on things like property, liability, and medical insurance.
Half of companies surveyed report a permanent increase in their security spending. Larger companies are reporting larger increases in security spending than smaller companies, but smaller companies are paying a bigger share of their sales revenue for security.