A new study has revealed that 60 percent of respondents reported their organizations have experienced container security incidents in the past year.
The Tripwire study also found that of the 269 respondents who currently have containers in production, 47 percent said they deployed containers known to have vulnerabilities, while 46 percent admitted they deployed containers without knowing whether or not they had vulnerabilities.
“It’s concerning, but not surprising, that nearly half of the respondents said they knowingly deploy vulnerable containers,” said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. “With the increased growth and adoption of containers, organizations are feeling the pressure to speed their deployment. To keep up with the demand, teams are accepting risks by not securing containers. Based on what this study found, we can see that the result is a majority of organizations experiencing container security incidents.”