Shift in Key Security Decision Makers Creates New Risks as Companies Migrate Applications into Microservices

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MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ® (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, released its . Radware found that while organizations shift their applications to microservices environments, the responsibility for securing these environments shifts as well.  The rapid expansion of the Development Security Operations (DevSecOps) role has changed how companies address their security posture with approximately 70% of survey respondents stating that the CISO was not the top influencer in deciding on security software policy, tools and or implementation. This shift has likely exposed companies to a broader range of security risks and gaps in protection.

In fact, 90% of respondents reported data breaches within the past 12 months, and 53% of respondents believe that cloud data or application data exposures resulted from misunderstandings of security responsibility with their cloud provider.

David Monahan, former Managing Research Director, Security and Risk Management for EMA said, “The current movement to containers and microservices is fundamentally different in its offer for ease of deployment, creating the ability for continuous integrations and continuous development (CICD) and improved application performance. Simultaneously, it brings some intrinsic risks.”

Organizations are adjusting roles and responsibilities to cope with both the agility and security requirements that accompany these new environments. More than 90% of respondents reported that their organizations have Development Operations (DevOps) or DevSecOps teams.  These teams [DevSecOps + DevOps] are relatively new with only 21% of respondents reporting DevSecOps teams in place for longer than 24 months. More than half (58%) of organizations reported a ratio of between 1:6 and 1:10 DevSecOps to development personnel. When evaluating collaboration between DevOps and DevSecOps teams, 49% said the teams were working very closely while 46% said they were managing to work together.

The report shows that application attacks are a constant threat. The breadth of attacks respondents experienced daily included access violations, session/cookie poisoning, SQL injections, denial of service, protocol attacks, cross-site scripting, cross-site request forgery, and API manipulations.

In addition to survey data, the report also includes trends from Radware’s Bot Manager customers’ traffic flow, which identified that 45% of internet traffic comes from bots. The breakdown of bot traffic indicates that 17% of traffic is sourced from ‘good’ bots, and 28% is malicious. 

To read the full report, please visit .

On behalf of Radware, Enterprise Management Associates, Inc. (EMA) conducted a global, online survey in July 2019 that collected 278 responses from executives and senior IT professionals at companies with at least 250 million USD/EUR/GBP in revenue and a worldwide scope. About one-third of respondents hold an executive-level position (29%), another third of respondents are in senior management (27%) and a-third are managers (32%). The remaining respondents are mostly individual contributors (10%).A variety of industries are represented in the survey, with the largest industry segments being technology products and financial services.

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Globe Newswire: 11:00 GMT Thursday 10th October 2019

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