The Impact of Machine Identities on the
State of Cloud Native Security in 2023
The world is headed for a cloud reckoning. Are you ready for it?
See what 800 of the world's CISOs, Infosec leaders, security architects, platform engineers and cloud engineers had to say about the current state of cloud native security—and how their machine identities play a critical role.
Cloud native technologies offer significant competitive advantages. But securing tech like Kubernetes and microservices-based app architectures has never been more challenging.
Especially since a new wave of interconnected machines—containers, microservices, DevOps artifacts, and API connections—must be able to rapidly verify their identities with each other to function securely.
Managing those cloud native machine identities isn't easy, and many organizations are having trouble keeping up with today's rapidly increasing pace of digital innovation.
believe speed and complexity of Kubernetes and containers create new security blind spots
believe it is hard for security teams to meet developer-driven machine identity requirements for cloud native workloads
confess security teams need to increase overall understanding of cloud native environments to keep apps secure
2023: A Sampling of Key Findings
These insights are just a small slice of what you can expect in this year's report. Start reading today to get the full picture of the current state of cloud native security.
Most organizations surveyed say their developers don't use certificates because the issuance process adds too much friction.
Security teams are still grappling with ownership and application of machine identity management in developer processes.
The age-old DevOps conflict between maximizing either security or performance—but not both—rages on.
The complexity of securing cloud native security solutions and their machine identities is staggering.
About this Report
The Impact of Machine Identities on the State of Cloud Native Security in 2023 examines the top threats and challenges impacting cloud native security, and it emphasizes the foundational role machine identities play in safeguarding cloud native technologies.
To better understand the interplay between the two, Venafi sponsored an independent survey of 800 security and IT leaders in large organizations across the U.S., U.K., France, and Germany.
The compiled data uncovered key insights, all of which answer these 4 primary questions:
How are companies approaching cloud native security?
Where are they facing challenges?
Which trends are they adopting?
Who is responsible for setting strategy and implementing cloud native security—including machine identity management?