Survey: 30% of CIOs name IT security as top concern for 2017

Sixty-one percent of CIOs report difficulty finding a skilled IT professional for their organization, according to the Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Forecast and Local Trends Report.

For the survey, an independent research firm conducted telephone interviews with more than 2,500 CIOs in the United States.

Here's what respondents shared when asked, "In addition to recruitment, which of the following do you anticipate will be top of mind for you in the next six months?"

  • Maintaining the security of IT systems and safeguarding company information: 30 percent
  • Upgrading existing systems for business efficiency: 22 percent
  • Helping grow the business: 17 percent
  • Innovation and investing in new technologies: 16 percent
  • Retaining staff: 15 percent

Click here to view more of the survey's findings.

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