itb-au logo
Story image

Lack of IT security input in DevOps creates unnecessary risk 

Organisational silos create unnecessary security risk for global businesses, a new survey from Trend Micro reveals. 

The research says the lack of security involvement in DevOps projects was reportedly creating cyber risk for 63% of IT leaders.
“It’s no secret that developers and security teams have a history of butting heads,” says Mick McCluney, technical director, Trend Micro ANZ. 

“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,” he explained. 

“Understanding their goals will help us continue to provide solutions that help them do their jobs, and help the end results be secure.”
DevOps is a bigger priority today than a year ago for 69% of companies, but 27% of respondents admitted security teams are not always consulted in project plans, the research shows. 

This is despite 83% of respondents stating that they have encountered security risks when implementing projects.
This challenge is also highlighted in newly published research from ESG, also commissioned by Trend Micro along with other cybersecurity vendors, which states that only 20% of cloud-native application security product purchases for DevOps projects are actually made by IT security teams. 

To tackle the issue, ESG found that 68% of organisations have, or plan to have, a centralised team to handle DevOps security.
ESG’s survey found only 30% of organisations include a member of their cybersecurity team from the beginning of their software development process.
Led by independent research specialist Vanson Bourne, Trend Micro polled 1,310 IT decision makers in SMB and enterprise organisations across the globe about their organisational culture.

Story image
VMware makes enterprise blockchain platform available
The solution provides an extensible and scalable enterprise-grade platform to unlock data silos and free up data to flow securely, privately and instantaneously.More
Story image
Webinar: The future of data centres in the face of climate change
Digital Realty has today announced a webinar based on its recent report exploring the role of data centres within the climate change debate, and will explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges.More
Story image
How to keep office equipment safe in the COVID-19 era
In addition to basic hygiene procedures like mandating the use of hand sanitiser and encouraging the use of masks, organisations can minimise the risk of cross-contamination and infection when employees are using shared devices.More
Story image
42% of Australia’s older workers have lost their job or had hours reduced amid pandemic
Over half of older workers in Australia have been financially impacted by the pandemic, according to a recently released survey from Humanforce.More
Story image
AR and VR presents huge potential for construction industry, but businesses slow to adopt
According to GlobalData, the construction industry is slowly shifting from years of the wait-and-watch stance to adopting digital technologies to improve the overall project lifecycle from conceptual design to construction.More
Story image
Palo Alto Networks launches enterprise data loss prevention service
"As a single centralised cloud service, Palo Alto Networks Enterprise DLP can be deployed across an entire large enterprise in minutes with no need for additional infrastructure."More