RESEARCH PAPER: Managing Security At Scale

By Patrick Moorhead, Will Townsend - June 6, 2023

Organizations of all sizes are embracing digital transformation to gain a competitive advantage. DevOps teams play an important role in this process, given their efforts have an immediate business impact. However, SecOps must ensure that cloud-native application security risks are mitigated in both the development and testing phases prior to applications going into production. Compounding the challenge is that the underlying containerized and microservices architecture of cloud-native applications drives incremental threat exposure, given hundreds to thousands of instances are typically deployed. This is in stark contrast to legacy and monolithic applications of the past that are simpler in design yet are not as agile nor massively scalable.

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Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Defining A Complete CNAPP
  • The Value Of CNAPP
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Cisco
Patrick Moorhead

Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.

Will Townsend

Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.