A Ponemon Institute report showed that 71% of developers believed that security was not adequately addressed during the software development lifecycle. This figure is revealing as it demonstrates that developers view security as a development priority, yet you often feel unequipped to engage.
The relationship between security and developers has traditionally been like two teams competing at a tug-of-war. On one end, as developers, you are pulling to produce functional products as fast as possible. You don’t want to be told what to do and definitely do not want the security teams to get in the way of developing code. On the other end, security is pulling to ensure the product is as secure as possible.
Writing secure code should be at the top of your minds, especially given the number of application security breaches that find their way into the news. A critical first step is learning important secure coding principles and how they can be applied so you can code with security in mind.
The good news is that you have a great resource to help with secure programming! On the Red Hat Developer Program website, you will find numerous tools that can help you code with security in mind, such as:
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