The State of ITOps and SecOps: An Inside Look

Communications between IT teams and cybersecurity teams leave room for improvement at some enterprises, according to a new survey report. Here are some of the other findings of a new survey of ITOps and Cybersecurity pros.

Jessica Davis

July 22, 2022

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The State of ITOps and SecOps: An Inside Look
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Communications between cybersecurity teams and general IT teams leaves some room for improvement at some organizations. More than a third of those surveyed in a recent poll indicated there was a communication problem.

That’s among the findings of the 2022 State of ITOps and SecOps report, based on a survey of 149 IT pros and conducted by InformationWeek. [Download the free and full report here. Requires site registration.]

But to be fair, nearly half of the respondents said “The two staffs communicate well and are well aware of what each other are doing.”

How ITOps and SecOps Have Evolved

That seems more important than ever in this post-crisis pandemic environment. It’s been more than 2 years since COVID first appeared and caused lockdowns and work-from-home for much of the workforce. Today many are headed back to the office, but the changes over the past few years are enduring.

How did the pandemic and pivot to work-from-home impact the operations of cyber security and IT teams?

On the positive side, 77% of IT and cybersecurity pros rated their security operations in response to the work-from-home movement as either effective or highly effective, according to the survey. Many organizations said they didn’t experience any changes at all because of the massive upheaval in how many organizations operated. For instance, 19% said that they experienced fewer intrusions than expected. The only significant issue was that 27% found it more difficult to enforce their compliance polices, according to the survey and report.

Most importantly, teams seemed to be doing a better job of detecting potential security breaches. For instance, 44% of the respondents said that the security team is most likely to spot problems first -- an increase from 39% in 2021 and 36% in 2020.

Read the rest of this article on InformationWeek.

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About the Author(s)

Jessica Davis

Senior Editor, InformationWeekJessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, predictive analytics, and big data for smarter business and a better world. In her spare time she enjoys playing Minecraft and other video games with her sons. She's also a student and performer of improvisational comedy. Follow her on Twitter: @jessicadavis.

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