It’s important to ensure that developers are properly trained in secure development. But why? Isn’t the primary goal of a developer to create functionality? Yes and no.
Development methods and emerging technologies evolve rapidly. By the time developers apply the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom, the information may already be out of date. Not to mention that developers have few opportunities to train once they’re in the workforce. Their time is expensive and their focus is on creating unique functionality, not on securing that functionality. This is how the software security training gap came to be. But, how can we work to close this gap?
There’s a better way to approach security training, and taking the time to invest in filling the gap can pay off. Here are five ways you can ensure your developers are well-versed in secure development: