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INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Enterprise Security

Palo Alto Networks survey reveals 90 % of organizations cannot detect cyberthreats within an hour

Palo Alto Networks , a global cybersecurity leader , has published its 2023 State of Cloud-Native Security Report . The report surveyed more than 2,500 C-level executives around the world to better understand their cloud adoption strategies and how those strategies are working .

With organizations of all sizes moving more of their operations to the cloud , a majority are struggling to automate cloud security and mitigate risks . It ’ s one reason many companies are trying to improve security earlier in the development process and looking for fewer vendors offering more security capabilities .
A greater need for code-to-cloud security : As more applications are being built in the cloud using off-the-shelf software , there ’ s a risk that any vulnerability in the development process could compromise an entire application later . That ’ s why more companies are encouraging a deeper level of engagement between application developers and security tools and teams .
Moving towards consolidation : Threequarters of the leaders we surveyed say they struggle to identify which security tools are necessary to achieve their objectives . This has led many of them to implement numerous single-point solutions – with the average organization using more than 30 security tools , including six to 10 dedicated to cloud security .
The sheer number of security tools makes it difficult for leaders to have in-depth visibility into their entire cloud portfolio .
A clear path forward : Despite the upheaval caused by the pandemic , organizations have mostly been able to succeed in their cloud expansions – those that made cloud infrastructure a strategic focus across the business were generally more successful . This makes cloud security a clear enabler of business outcomes . p
Cloud use has grown , along with security concerns : The expansion of hybrid work during the pandemic drove organizations to expand their use of clouds by more than 25 %. As a result , DevOps teams are being pressed to deliver production code at warp speed – making application security more complex and putting pressure on security organizations to keep pace .
Most organizations are slow to detect and respond to threats : 90 % of organizations we surveyed said they cannot detect , contain and resolve cyberthreats within an hour . Bad actors are working just as fast as developers to take advantage of organizations ’ vulnerabilities . Detecting threats in real-time represents the new frontier of cloud security .
Teams don ’ t understand their security responsibilities : When asked about the challenges of moving to the cloud , respondents ’ top concerns remained unchanged from our 2020 report : struggles with comprehensive security , compliance and technical complexity .
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