Convoluted Security Processes Hamper Productivity

Convoluted Security Processes Hamper Productivity

Convoluted Security Processes Threaten ProductivityConvoluted Security Processes Threaten 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.

Out-Of-Process Changes IncreaseOut-Of-Process Changes Increase

More than 80% of respondents report network or application outages due to out-of-process changes, up from over 50% in 2012.

Insiders, Third-Parties Pose Security RisksInsiders, Third-Parties Pose Security Risks

75% of respondents rate accidental data leakage and malicious insider behavior as their main risks, up from 66% last year.

A Crisis of ConfidenceA Crisis of Confidence

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.

Cloud Adoption RisingCloud Adoption Rising

Despite concerns about productivity and security, slightly more than 15% of respondents use cloud hosting for most of their applications.

Poor Communication HurtsPoor Communication Hurts

20% of respondents cite poor communication as existing across development, security and operations groups, more than double the increase from last year.

Critical Applications Reside in Data CentersCritical Applications Reside in Data Centers

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.

A Plethora of Apps Obscures VulnerabilitiesA Plethora of Apps Obscures Vulnerabilities

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.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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