Having just gone through the trauma and drama of this example, let’s re-visit our original question: Why do companies need a software security program?
Sure, your company has an established reputation of trust. It has strong values, strong prospects, and is consistently hitting revenue goals year over year. Things are looking really good. However, all this means nothing if your firm isn’t taking software security seriously. One breach is all it takes to ruin it all. And breaches happen—every single day.
It’s imperative that companies evaluate their business to identify software security needs, strategy, and weaknesses. Establish a security policy to safeguard your computer networks, software systems, and databases.
Developers take quality, performance, scalability, and maintainability into account when designing and developing software from the very beginning. Firms must also promote software security awareness to the developers. It must be an integral part of development. And, once in production, firms must establish an SSI program to ensure it remains secure, top-quality, high-performing, scalable, and maintainable for their customers and the future of the entire organization.