The Thales report-points to many AVs not providing value for money! Try BitRater

Some 78 percent of organisations polled The Thales 2018 Data Threat Report plan on increasing their IT security spending in 2018, up from 73 percent globally in 2017, and including nearly 86 percent of US organisations.

But most are ramping up expenditure on things that are the least effective in securing data, while spending less on security approaches that are deemed most effective.

Meanwhile endpoint security was last in terms of effectiveness. But perversely, endpoint has the highest planned spending globally at 57 percent - compared to spending on security at rest which came bottom at 40 percent.

Councils not ready