In a change to last year's report the authors of 2015 State of Application Security: Closing the Gap have identified and broken down their analysis and reporting into two groups of survey respondents - builders and defenders.
Jim Bird, Eric Johnson and Frank Kim analysed data from 435 respondents, a quarter of which came from financial services/banking. two-thirds of respondents worked in organisations with 1,000 or more people.
The report is full of useful information, that reflects the languages, frameworks and development practices utilised by the survey participants.The top challenges for builders and defenders are identified, drivers, practices, and also which standards, guidance, lifecycle models and other guidance are referenced by the organisations' own application security programmes.
A breakdown of the proportion of the overall IT budget spent on application security is also presented.
The report is free to access and download.
Posted on: 18 May 2015 at 09:09 hrs