Developers worry about security, still half of teams lack an expert
A new survey by WhiteHat sheds light on the state of security in the context of software development. Three in four (75%) developers express concerns about application security and 85% say that security is of high importance in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). However, close to half of software development teams do not have a single IT security expert working with them.
Only 57% of developers say that their organization provides the with the application security tools necessary to make security an essential part of the SDLC and 43% indicate that they prioritize meeting release deadlines over making sure that their applications are secure when they are released. This indicates that many companies still prefer to release applications as soon as possible, even if this means that proper application security measures will be ignored.