Many Companies Compromise Security to Release Apps Faster: Study
A new CA Technologies study indicates that a majority of companies would be willing to compromise on security to deliver apps faster.Although IT leaders claim security is critical to their business, many are also willing to sacrifice it to turn out products faster, according to a recent study from CA Technologies. The CA study, entitled "The Security Imperative: Driving Business Growth in the App Economy," showed that 68 percent of IT leaders surveyed they "sometimes compromise security to get applications to market faster." Yet, 83 percent of respondents said they view security as critical to protecting their brand and is a competitive differentiator. And more than 60 percent of respondents said they are using metrics such as customer experience, satisfaction and retention; business growth; and digital reach to measure the impact of security on the business. The study, conducted for CA by Coleman Parkes Research, surveyed 1,770 senior business and IT executives, including more than 100 chief security officers (CSOs) and chief information security officers (CISOs), about their attitudes toward IT security practices and the impact they see it having on their business.
“This data shows that identity-centric security is the killer app for digital transformation,” said Mordecai Rosen, senior vice president and general manager of the security business at CA Technologies, in a statement. "Enterprises and government agencies are rethinking their approach to security to protect and enable their businesses. Any successful digital transformation requires an organization to build trusted digital relationships with their customers, employees and partners, and identity-centric security is the foundation of that effort."