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The Weekly Security and DevOps News Brief

A lot happened in the world of security and DevOps this week. Here are the top posts we saw:

Cloud Security Market to be Worth $12 Billion by 2022, Here’s Why

TechRepublic posted an article about a recent market study by Transparency Market Research which projects the cloud security market to grow to $11.8 billion by 2022. According to the piece, there are a few different reasons behind the growth, which can be broken down into three distinct categories: Mobile, SMB, and security software.

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Hybrid Clouds are Hot, SDNs and DevOps Coming on Strong

According to an article in CIO discussing a survey of 3,000 architects and engineers conducted by F5 Networks, some 80 percent of companies are building hybrid clouds. Many respondents are also considering building software-defined networks (SDNs) and implementing DevOps over the next two to five years, stated the piece.

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How to Scale Your DevOps Efforts

All companies — from retail, to media, to Internet of Things (IoT) — are increasingly becoming software companies, wrote Malia Powers in a BetaNews piece. Data loss, security threats, service downtime and performance issues can sink a business. As a result, DevOps has evolved from an island of marginalized system administrators to an organization-wide cultural shift.

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Enterprises Face Unnecessary Risks to Data Loss and Downtime, Says Report by Forbes Insights and BMC

An article in Forbes analyzes the results from a new report by Forbes Insights, in association with BMC, “A Game Plan for Closing the SecOps Gap: Coordinate Security and Operations Staffs to Improve Security, Uptime and Compliance,” which shows that 44 percent of executives in North America and Europe say security breaches occur even when vulnerabilities and their remediation have already been identified. The result: many enterprises face unnecessary risks to data loss and production downtime.

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Why We Don’t Need Backdoors to Move Ahead on Cybersecurity

Christopher Mims wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal about compromising the security of our computing devices in a misbegotten attempt to stem criminal behavior or terrorism. The piece warns that there is no such thing as ‘good enough’ encryption once a backdoor has been added.

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What interesting security and DevOps news did you read out there this week? Let us know in the comments.