With the recent WannaCry ransomeware attack on sites around the world, you might wonder whether your software and sites are secure. You might also consider helping other members of your development team and organization ensure that they are using security best practices as well.
Cyber security has become one of the hottest issues today, but Evans Data’s just released Global Development Survey shows that only 31% of software developers say their company has an overall formal security policy that is uniformly adhered to throughout the organization. More companies, 34%, have an informal policy that is adopted by various departments throughout the company, while another quarter either have no particular policy or one that is piecemeal and defined by the various departments themselves.
Less Than a Third of Companies Have an Overall Cyber Security Policy
Evans Data’s recent press release, “Less Than a Third of Companies Have an Overall Cyber Security Policy“, reports that developers within the APAC region are the most likely to cite an overall formal cyber security strategy, according to the global survey of over 1500 developers in conducted in six languages over four major geographical regions. In North America and the EMEA region companies are more likely to have an informal policy that does not extend across the whole enterprise. EMEA is also the region where more companies with no particular policy at all are found.
In addition, only 26% of developers worldwide say they are developing their apps to run on secure and trusted systems. However an additional 19% expect to be doing this within the next 6 months.
“Recent events have highlighted the need for enhanced cyber security,” said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, “but security has been a top issue for software developers for quite some time and across many disciplines. We have consistently seen the developers themselves citing security as a chief concern so there is frustration that their companies aren’t taking an overall approach.”
Evans Data Global Development Survey
The Global Development Survey is conducted twice a year with broad topic focus on issues such as Platforms, Languages, Development Lifecycle and Tools, Blockchain development, Artificial Intelligence and Big data, Mobility, Cloud, High Performance Computing, Databases, Security, Game Development and more.
See the complete Table of Contents and Methodology here: Table of Contents
Practice Secure Computing and Help your Team Mates and Friends Do the Same
Are your development security chops up to date? Do you keep track of the state of the art in secure computing? Do you help others in your organization practice secure computing? If your answers to some of these questions are “no” or “I’m not sure”, now is the time to increase your security chops!
David Intersimone “David I”
Vice President of Developer Communities
Evans Data Corporation