Despite ever-increasing application security budgets, testing platforms, tools and penetration tests, the number of successful cyber attacks keep rising. According to an Akamai report, attacks on web applications increased by 69 percent from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017. Further to this, the same security errors are routinely found in software day after day, year after year, and the threats are expanding as a result.
The time has come to evolve developer software security training to be a constant and positive part of their everyday working routine. Writing great software means it must be secure. Improving secure coding skills and outcomes will add a powerful layer of cyber protection for organisations, and will help them write better, faster code.
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Developers are under pressure to deliver software with as little business risk as possible, but time and resources to help write secure software from the start are limited. With today’s pace of development, even the best teams produce many security errors, causing delays, cost, and downstream risks that companies can’t afford.
They must be constantly expanded and updated so developers can continue to build their skills regularly over time, rather than completing a course once a year and forgetting about security afterwards. Both developers and their managers should be able to see which challenges they have completed, their strengths and weaknesses, time spent on training and their accuracy.
As stated at the outset, the time has come to evolve developer software security training and tools, so they become a constant and positive part of their everyday working routine. Writing great software means it must be secure. Developers need to take more responsibility for security, and a significant opportunity exists for companies to build a strategic business advantage by encouraging this kind of approach.
The solution not only involves building skills, but also having the right toolset to help every step of the process, from the first line of code until the last and beyond. The powerful combination of Secure Code Warrior’s training platform and the Sensei IDE plugin will assist security and development teams to collaborate constructively in building a positive security culture.