OpsCompass Releases Report on ‘State of Cloud Security Posture Management’

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Top of mind for IT professionals are security gaps caused by infrastructure complexity, visibility, misconfigurations, and configuration drift.

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"Operations teams are managing increasingly complex cloud infrastructure and are hyper-concerned about misconfigurations and configuration drift resulting in security gaps and potential breaches."

OpsCompass, a leader in Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), today announced the results of a report it conducted on cloud security and management challenges. The “2021 State of Cloud Security Posture Management Report” is based on survey responses from 253 full-time, US-based, IT professionals who develop, and either deploy or manage enterprise cloud applications or infrastructure.

“These findings confirm what we’ve observed firsthand — cloud security is a major challenge,” said John Grange, CTO, and co-founder of OpsCompass. “Operations teams are managing increasingly complex cloud infrastructure and are hyper-concerned about misconfigurations and configuration drift resulting in security gaps and potential breaches. Our goal with this report is to assess what teams are experiencing today, understand their concerns, and drive conversations to improve cloud security.”

Key findings in the report include:

  • Multi- or hybrid-cloud infrastructure drives security and management challenges. A majority (91%) say they are working with multi-or hybrid-cloud infrastructure. When combined, many (47%) are concerned with visibility, misconfigurations, configuration drift, and an overall gap in cloud-management skills. Some, (29.3%) are concerned about managing identity and security baselines.
  • Cloud security posture confidence is high, yet most have experienced a cloud-related breach. A majority (68%) said they have a high degree of confidence in their cloud security, visibility, and compliance capabilities while most (55%) reported experiencing a breach. Top threat concerns include malware, ransomware, malicious insiders, and compromised accounts.
  • CSPM awareness and adoption are growing. A vast majority of respondents (86%) have grown more favorable about CSPM, and many are hearing about it from colleagues and influencers. Some (29%) need better visibility and compliance management and are interested in switching CSPMs, while (38%) are looking to adopt CSPM solutions for the first time.
  • Top cloud security priorities for 2021 center around improving proactiveness. Getting ahead of issues before they result in a security breach is leading a majority to invest in improving real-time monitoring and detection of misconfigurations, increasing the use of automation, and enhancing communications between DevOps, Security, and Compliance teams.

To download a full report with an analysis of the key findings, please visit: https://discover.opscompass.com/state-cspm.

About OpsCompass
OpsCompass is the cloud security and management company for the multi-cloud world. Our technology, products, and services provide real-time visibility, intelligence, and control so that operations teams proactively know what’s in their cloud and what to fix. With OpsCompass, businesses eliminate costly compliance and misconfiguration issues and achieve greater security and performance. Learn more at opscompass.com, or connect with us on LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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