Security budgets are expected to rise this year, according to top cyber executives across the United States.

A survey from Forgepoint Capital polled 102 security and technology executives to determine C-suite cybersecurity priorities for the rest of 2022.

Three-quarters of respondents expect security budgets to increase in 2022. According to the report, security leaders are focusing on a combination of traditional and new security controls, including securing cloud infrastructure and application programming interfaces (APIs) (62%), DevSecOps (54%), identity management (41%) and data management (40%). 

Security priorities shift depending on the size of the leader's organization. At enterprises with over 1,000 employees, cloud transformation and incident response were named top priorities. Leaders at mid-sized organizations (50-1,000 employees) prioritized supply chain security and security hygiene, and small business security leaders (less than 50 employees) prioritized social engineering awareness and talent development.

For more information, view the report.