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Trend Micro Survey Reveals Lack of IT Security Inputs in DevOps, Causing Cyber Risks in Companies

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Trend Micro Survey Reveals Lack of IT Security Inputs in DevOps, Causing Cyber Risks in Companies

CEO Insights team

Trend Micro, a global leader in cyber security solutions, announces findings from a survey that reveal organizational silos as responsible for creating security risks for global businesses . The lack of security involvement in DevOps projects is reportedly creating cyber risks for 72 percent of the IT leaders. Vanson Bourne, an independent research specialist, was commissioned by Trend Micro to poll 1310 IT decision makers in SMB and enterprise organizations across the globe about their organizational culture.

DevOps is a bigger priority today than a year ago for 79 percent companies, while 34 percent of them admitted not consulting security teams in project plans. This is despite the fact that 94 percent of the respondents state encountering security risks when implementing projects.

In addition, a newly published research from ESG reveals that only 20 percent of cloud-native application security product purchases for DevOps projects are actually made by IT security teams. Also, 68 percent of organizations have, or plan to have, a centralized team to handle DevOps security. The survey found that only 30

To do that best, we have to understand how the DevOps community and IT security teams collaborate – so we asked them for input directly



percent of organizations include a member of their cybersecurity team from the beginning of their software development process. Trend Micro has designed its solutions to help DevOps and security teams operate more seamlessly.

Commenting on this revelation, Steve Quane, executive vice president of network defence and hybrid cloud security, Trend Micro, says, “It’s no secret that developers and security teams have a history of butting heads.” He also adds, “We want to help businesses breakdown those barriers by providing technology and solutions that work for developers, IT and security teams. To do that best, we have to understand how the DevOps community and IT security teams collaborate – so we asked them for input directly. Understanding their goals will help us continue to provide solutions that help them do their jobs, and help the end results be secure.”

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Trend Micro develops enterprise security software for servers, containers, cloud computing environments, networks, and end points. With the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence and presence in over 50 countries, the company endeavours to make the world safe for exchanging digital information.

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