ESG Research Report: The State of Cloud Security in the Enterprise


ESG conducted an in-depth survey of 303 IT and cybersecurity professionals with knowledge of or responsibility for cloud security policies, processes, or technologies at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees) in North America. This research was intended to assess the current practices and challenges associated with cloud computing security. Furthermore, respondents were asked about future strategic plans intended to improve the efficacy and efficiency of cloud security.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Brief: Apcera: A Container Management Platform Built for Secure and Trustworthy Operations


Apcera provides a container management platform with an emphasis on security and trust applied to both cloud-native and legacy workloads. Its focus to run workloads across any infrastructure based on trust makes it suitable for production and distinguishes it from other modern application platforms. Trust comes from its use of policy and governance, which in turn reduces operating expenses and supports the realization of business IT goals. For enterprises to appreciate these advantages, they need to increase their focus on the business benefits this platform provides, such as reduced operating expenses and improved security, and avoid focusing solely on issues that concern the developer and DevOps communities. A balance is necessary as modern container-based applications are placed into production, or as legacy workloads are modernized to container-based applications.

Topics: Networking

ESG Brief: Big Data Cybersecurity Considerations


As big data initiatives continue to gain traction, serious concerns about the safety of all that data persist. ESG research confirms that organizations increasingly have an eye toward security when kicking off big data and analytics projects in terms of both the personnel and technology solutions supporting these efforts.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG/ISSA Research Report: The State of Cyber Security Professional Careers


In order to assess the experiences, careers, and opinions of cyber security professionals, ESG and ISSA surveyed 437 cyber security professionals representing organizations of all sizes and across all industries and geographic locations. Survey respondents were also ISSA members.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Data Protection Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration