The survey queried decision-makers with job titles relevant to cybersecurity such as CISOs, CIOs, and Directors/VPs of IT security distributed across organizations ranging in size from under 1000 employees to more than 20,000 employees. Respondents were recruited via email invitations containing an embedded link to the online survey. The email invitations were sent to a select group of YL Venture’s qualified database.
Valence Security was responsible for all survey design, data collection, and data analysis. These procedures were carried out in strict accordance with standard market research practices and existing US privacy laws.
Core SaaS application - Any business critical SaaS application (i.e. Microsoft 365 or Salesforce) that is typically deployed and managed by the IT team.
SaaS-to-SaaS connection - Any connection between two SaaS applications created via API, no/low-code workflow, etc. (i.e Salesforce connected to Hubspot via API)
Third-party integration - Any connection to a core SaaS application created by a third-party vendor (i.e. Calendly or Grammarly). These integrations may be configured (using OAuth) by an employee or business department without IT oversight or security review.
No/low-code platform - Platforms like Workato, Zapier, Mulesoft, and Microsoft Power Platform that connect to core SaaS applications and allow citizen developers to easily build logic and applications without dependence on software development teams.