OnDemand | Managing Software Security: Nature vs. Nurture
Most applications have vulnerabilities. Our analysis for our annual State of Software Security report this year found that among 130,000 apps, 76 percent had at least one security flaw. In addition, half of security findings are still open 6 months after discovery.
Our research also unearthed some surprising - and promising - data surrounding ways to "nurture" the security of your applications, even if the "nature" is less than ideal.
During this session, key questions we aim to answer will include:
- What leads to this state of software security? Is it nature or nurture?
- Is it the attributes of the app that the developer inherits - it's security debt, its size - or is it the actions of the developers - how frequently they are scanning for security or how security is integrated into their processes?
- And if it is "nature," is there anything developers or security pros can do to improve security outcomes?