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