Cybersecurity professional impressions on cloud-native security

November 1, 2018


In a recent research survey, my employer ESG asked a panel of 232 security and IT professionals a series of questions about cloud-native security (i.e. security controls, management, and monitoring options built into cloud infrastructure and offered by cloud service providers). Here are a few of the data points we uncovered:

Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents believe that the native security controls provided by cloud service providers (CSPs) are sufficient in some but not all cases. In other words, cloud-native security controls must be supplemented with third-party enhancements occasionally or even regularly. This speak to a need for cloud security managers of managers – especially in enterprise organizations with multi-cloud environments.

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