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Study: Almost Half of Developers Don't Use a Security Process

Costs and lack of support and training are the key reasons why many don't implement a secure development process.


A new study conducted by Microsoft and comScore finds that many enterprise application development pros are not incorporating security into their processes. When surveyed, 42 percent of developers said security wasn't a "top priority," and 44 percent do not use a secure application program or process.

According to Microsoft's Tim Rains, "cost is the primary reason for not using a security development process, followed by a lack of support and training—33 percent."

Rains also noted that secure development often leads to cost savings overall.

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