The State of XOps Report Reveals IT and InfoSec Alignment Increases IT Security Confidence by Three Times

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LEHI, UTAH – May 6, 2020 – SaltStack®, the creators of intelligent automation for security operations and IT teams, today released the findings of its inaugural research survey, The State of XOps Report, Q2 2020. The survey revealed that organizations using software to help IT and InfoSec teams collaborate and align are three times more confident in the effectiveness of their information security efforts.

Despite the obvious security benefits of improving team alignment, 54 percent of InfoSec leaders say they communicate effectively with IT professionals, while 45 percent of IT professionals agree. This was particularly true among respondents working in the financial services vertical where large enterprise teams struggle to collaborate and communicate to secure digital infrastructure.

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