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Do developers really care about security?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 4, 2016.

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    Over the years, developers have been dogged by a reputation for placing security as an afterthought. Get a slick, full-featured experience up and running fast, and figure out how to deal with whatever holes crop up once QA gets its hands on the code.

    Organizations may have had a significant hand in fostering developers' laissez-faire attitude toward security by siloing teams in separate domains and giving development, QA, ops, and security operations isolated opportunities to levy their expertise on the code.

    [ Learn how to be a more security-minded developer with our 17 security tips for developers. | Also on InfoWorld: 19 open source GitHub projects for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ]

    But with security and privacy increasingly top of mind among users and with companies moving more toward a devops approach to software development, developers need to shed that reputation and consider security concerns as an integral part of the development process.

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