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Nearly 70% of CISOs believe OSS offers a faster path to security

Nearly 70% of CISOs believe OSS offers a faster path to security

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Aqua Security, a leading pure-play cloud-native security provider, has issued new research that shows that nearly 70% of CISOs believe open-source security solutions provide a faster way to secure their environments. Likewise, 78% of CISOs believe open-source solutions provide them with access to the best and most current innovations in cloud security and more than 60% actively prefer to work with vendors who build open-source projects.

The report is based on a survey, commissioned by Aqua, of 100 US-based CISOs at Fortune 1000 or larger companies representing a cross-section of industries. Its purpose was to evaluate security decision makers’ understanding and perspectives regarding cloud-native security and the use of open-source software (OSS). 

“Perceptions of open-source software are evolving. What was once seen as potential risk is now seen as an enabler for both security and business,” said Paul Calatayud, CISO at Aqua Security. “This is particularly relevant for cloud-native environments, which benefit from the rapid innovation and agility that are common within the OSS community. These characteristics support CISO interest in working with vendors who are actively supporting OSS projects.”

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