“ESG’s industry report is aligned with what we’ve long suspected with organizations, and with what we have witnessed in the industry,” said Doug Dooley, Data Theorem COO. “Production workloads are shifting to public cloud platforms, and organizations are quickly adopting serverless functions. They need to understand the associated risks and new threat model they are facing, and the means of addressing these cloud native and API risks.”
“This study reveals that while organizations have started, there is more work to be done when it comes to securing their cloud-native apps with the benefits DevSecOps offers,” said Doug Cahill, senior analyst and group practice director of cybersecurity for ESG. “Fundamental changes to application architectures and the infrastructure platforms that host them are antiquating existing cybersecurity technologies and challenging traditional approaches to protecting business-critical workloads. Organizations should consider newer approaches to securing their cloud-native apps, particularly solutions that address API-related vulnerabilities, which tops respondents’ minds when identifying their top threat concern.”
ESG completed its research for “ Security for #DevOps – Enterprise Survey Report ” this summer to determine the composition of cloud-native applications, their challenges, and future priorities for securing cloud-native applications. Overall, the study analyzed responses from 371 IT and cybersecurity professionals at organizations in North America responsible for evaluating, purchasing, and managing #cloud security technology products and services. These organizations are mature cloud users in terms of public cloud services and/or containers. Survey participants represented a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, health care, communications and media, retail, government, and business services.
The study results also revealed that API-related vulnerabilities are the top threat concern (63 percent of respondents) when it comes to serverless usage within organizations. For a copy of the study, see http://bit.ly/352UseI
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) – an IT analyst, research, validation and strategy firm – and Data Theorem, Inc., a leading provider of modern application security, today announced results of ESG’s first-of-its-kind independent industry study focused on cloud-native applications. The study found that only 8 percent of companies are securing 75 percent or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps practices today, with that number jumping to 68 percent of companies securing 75 percent or more of their cloud-native applications with DevSecOps practices in two years.