Convoluted Security Processes Hamper Productivity
Manual processes, limited visibility into security policies, and poor change management practices are the greatest challenges to managing network security, according to 66% of respondents.
More than 80% of respondents report network or application outages due to out-of-process changes, up from over 50% in 2012.
75% of respondents rate accidental data leakage and malicious insider behavior as their main risks, up from 66% last year.
50% of respondents who outsource the management of security controls or sensitive information are not confident in their provider’s ability to protect their data.
Despite concerns about productivity and security, slightly more than 15% of respondents use cloud hosting for most of their applications.
20% of respondents cite poor communication as existing across development, security and operations groups, more than double the increase from last year.
Three in five respondents say their data center includes more than 50 critical business apps. One in five respondents is responsible for more than 500 business apps.
The majority of organizations struggle to identify vulnerabilities and understand them in the context of their business. Almost all respondents say business stakeholders should manage the risks of their own applications.