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Set the course for developers to navigate software security

the right tools and training integrate security throughout the sdlc

Synopsys recently conducted a survey of 274 respondents to identify the role that security plays within organizational development teams. Participants represented a variety of job functions, including software developers, software engineers, quality assurance, software security, and audit/compliance team members. Responses are equally represented for companies under 1,000 employees and companies with 1,000+ employees.

Here are some of the survey highlights:

  • 75% of companies include software security in their definition of quality.
  • 67% are concerned with the impact of software security on their reputation and trust among customers.
  • Over 50% of participants are primarily concerned about exposure or theft of confidential company or customer data.

Most companies admit they have reason to worry. In fact, over 88% believe they’re not very effective at ensuring the software they release is free of security defects.

Developer enablement is the solution

80% of survey respondents say developers play a major role in securing software. Additionally, 43% say developers hold primary responsibility. To successfully enable development teams, here are the improvements respondents report that they need most:

  • 39% say making sure developers know how to create secure code is their most difficult challenge.
  • 89% of those who use tools to assist with software security say those tools aren’t very effective.
  • Automation, tighter integration, and more accurate results are what developers are looking for most in a software security tool.

Security concerns have moved beyond “check the box” compliance.

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