More Than Half of DevOps Pros Have Backdoor Access to IT Infrastructure

A survey of 600 DevOps professionals found nearly two-thirds (64%) had productivity impacted on a daily or weekly basis because of infrastructure access issues. It’s not surprising that, as a result, DevOps teams created a number of workarounds to gain access to infrastructure, even though those methods don’t comply with cybersecurity best practices, according to the survey. More than half of respondents (55%) maintained backdoor access to systems, and 42% have embraced shadow IT to get access to tools and systems they needed for their roles, the survey found.

Worse yet, the survey found that 53% of respondents admitted they are sharing credentials across teams. Well over half (57%) of respondents said it could take days or weeks for access requests to be approved, with 40% reporting it takes days to add tools to existing access solutions. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of respondents also noted it requires 15 minutes or more to gain access to infrastructure. Well over half (57%) of respondents said it could take days or weeks for access requests to be approved, with 40% reporting it takes days to add tools to existing access solutions. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of respondents also noted it requires 15 minutes or more to gain access to infrastructure[…]

 

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