Bola Rotibi from Creative Intellect Consulting asks you to participate in a survey about application security. For many Uniface developers security is a key aspect of application development. Fill in the survey and you will receive a copy of the final report once published.
Security: an ongoing challenge with new dimensions
Software security has and continues to be a top line issue for most organisations, yet software and IT teams still continue to produce and deploy insecure code and applications with serious consequences for the brand, reputation and, of course finances of their customers and their own organisation.
We need to ask those involved in the software and IT development, delivery and lifecycle management process questions that can expose their current practices. More importantly how they recognize and address software security challenges that are presented by variety of deployment platforms and application architectures in play today (e.g. Web, mobile, virtualised desktops and production environments etc.).
We must look at how software security risks are identified and how much importance is placed on the governance, education and training process.
Software Security Survey: evolution of role, delivery and deployment
Fundamentally, the premise of this research survey and stream is to understand the security challenges facing software security architects, software developers and in general the software delivery team in building applications deploying to multiple runtime platforms and environments (e.g. cloud, mobile devices, virtualised, web). This is especially necessary as software applications are being accessed in multiple ways by an ever more mobile user audience with high expectations for engagement and experience.
This survey will address whether software security is handled better within certain industries and why? What are the trigger points and drivers for actively engaging in, improving or evolving a software security strategy and how important a role does tooling and automation play? These are important questions for determining how capable IT organisations are in dealing with software and application security effectively now and in the future.
The answers will allow many interested parties to anticipate the gaps and holes that are currently preventing IT organisations from tackling software security appropriately and successfully. It will also offer suggested strategies to improve an organization’s ability to do so in the light of evolving deployment environments and delivery models.
It is vital that software is developed correctly and effectively but also securely, not least because the alternative creates a barrier to future innovation and has a detrimental impact on the end user’s overall experience and capacity to trust.
The survey link is: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SecuritySurvey-CIC
All respondents will get a copy of the full report and will be entered into a draw to win a half day consulting session with Creative Intellect Consulting Ltd in the field of software delivery and application lifecycle management.