February 20, 2002

Finally, a real return on security spending

Author: JT Smith

LinuxSecurity: "Overall, the average company catches only a quarter of software security holes. On average, enterprise
software has seven significant bugs, four of which the software designer might choose to fix. Armed with
such data, the researchers concluded that fixing those four defects during the testing phase cost $24,000.
Fixing the same defects after deployment cost $160,000, nearly seven times as much."


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