The security and risk experts at Forrester Research get hundreds of inquiries a month from their clients and use that input to help decide what to research and cover.
So what were the hot topics in 2010? Identity and fraud concerns accounted for 26% of all 1,553 inquiries fielded in 2010, said the think firm's Stephanie Balaouras in a new report. Twenty-two percent were about governance, risk and compliance while data and client/mobile device security accounted for 20%, Balaouras said.
Many clients of the firm were interested in knowing what their peers were doing, she added, and "throughout 2010 we also heard repeatedly from our clients that the increasing focus on oversight and governance, coupled with the explosion of social and mobile device use, was forcing them to fundamentally change their existing approach to security."