May 19, 2017

Security Debt is an Engineer’s Problem

Just like organizations can build up technical debt, so too can they also build up something called “security debt,” if they don’t plan accordingly, attendees learned at the WomenWhoCode Connect event at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco last month.

Security has got to be integral to every step of the software development process, stressed Mary Ann Davidson, Oracle’s Chief Security Officer, in a keynote talk with about security for developers with Zassmin Montes de Oca of WomenWhoCode.

AirBnB’s Keziah Plattner echoed that sentiment in her breakout session. “Most developers don’t see security as their job,” she said, “but this has to change.” She shared four basic security principles for engineers. First, security debt is expensive. There’s a lot of talk about technical debt and she thinks security debt should be included in those conversations.

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