How Security Can Bridge the Chasm with Development

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Enhancing the relationships between security and engineering is crucial for improving software security. These six steps will bring your teams together.

There’s always been a troublesome rift between enterprise security teams and software developers. While the friction is understandable, it’s also a shame, because the chasm between these teams makes it all the more challenging to build quality applications that are both great to use and safe.

Why is the strife between security teams and software developers so acute? Essentially, it’s because both teams have, to a large degree, opposing goals. For security, it’s about ensuring that apps are not easily exploitable and reasonably secure versus, on the development side, creating new applications and features for existing ones.

The reality is that both software development and security are hard. The mindsets – breaker verses builder — are completely different. And we as security professionals need to take different approaches than we have in the past. Let’s take a deeper look at these challenges, and then how security teams can help close the gap.

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