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The Growing Security Priority for DevOps and Cloud Migration

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According to the results of a recent survey, some enterprises are trying to catch up and increase security integration in their development cycle and cloud adoption plans. The report on the State of Modern Applications in the Enterprise shows that 78% of respondents listed integration of security into more IT projects and operations as a key priority, ranked third behind meeting business needs faster and delivering greater quality software more quickly.

The survey, administered in April by Hanover Research and commissioned by cloud soluttions provider Ahead, gathered responses from more than 300 IT decision makers at US-based companies with at least 1,000 employees. Requirements to be counted among respondents included having input on IT spending, focusing on application development, and working in IT, product management, or development.

Though the notion of DevSecOps continues to gain momentum, Ahead’s Tim Curless, chief architect, there can be a need to extend an olive branch on behalf of security within some organizations. There can be breakdowns in working with security, he says, in companies with some stakeholders reluctant to make security part of development plans. “They have this fear of involving them based on historical impediments and slowness that it causes,” Curless says.

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