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94% of IT Professionals Express Concerns About Container Security, Survey Says

7 January 2019
94% of IT professionals say they have concerns around the security vulnerabilities of containers.

Container adoption continues to grow and with it, the use of containers used in production, however, almost half of businesses have experienced a security issue with containers, according to a survey of IT security professionals conducted by Dimensional Research for Tripwire.

The survey included 269 UK IT professionals who manage production environments with containers at companies with more than 100 employees. Within this group, 46% did not know whether their containers were secure, while 47% said they had containers in production with vulnerabilities.

Meanwhile, a startling 60% reported container-related security incidents at their organisations in the past year. This trend is creating anxiety in the industry, with 94% of respondents claiming they have concerns about container security at their organisations.

Containers are increasingly being deployed in organisations to support DevOps. According to Tripwire’s study, one-third of the IT professionals said they had between 10 and 100 containers in production environments, and 19% said they had between 100 and 500 containers live in production.

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