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1778541 - Developers Dislike Security: Ten Frustrations and Resolutions

‐ Oct 19, 2021 3:00pm

Developers dislike security but won't tell you that to your face. Developers think differently, and security keeps saying that developers need to embrace security in a DevSecOps world. Developers make the most meaningful security decisions, and many times, they are doing it without us. Why do developers dislike security? How can security meet developers where they are in a collaborative approach? Security doesn't understand development and often tries to force a process and toolset that is not optimized. Developers are indifferent towards security and, in extreme cases, detrimental to security's success. Explore the ten main frustrations that cause security dislike and a collaborative and culture-focused solution to address these frustrations. Learn to walk a mile in your developers' shoes, practicing developer empathy as a security person.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the ten frustrations that impact developers in regards to security.
  • Apply the ten resolutions to build stronger application security programs.
  • Practice developer empathy, walking a mile in the shoes of a developer.