Software Development professionalTuesday, April 04, 2006
Software Development professional with their expertly have warned that many IT departments are continuously failing to realize the bad impact of poorly designed web applications on the security of the business enterprise, and also because of lack of skilled staff and processes that required to develop secure applications. In majority of web applications that make an easy target for computer hackers, but many companies overlook the importance for development of secure code in favor of traditional measures like firewall and network maintenance. One can say that firewalls is a good first defense, but if the person is sufficiently willing and determined to get in, due to error in code it would be highest level of possibility. The Software Development in web space is where one requires focusing attention.
As IT Outsourcing business has grown, structured and diluted by sheer numbers of their IT-professional for developing business, and they are taking steps for analyzing code with the discipline that has been diluted. So it requires to embrace security as part of application reliability because of many employees may not have had training in understanding of security vulnerabilities, that can be exposed, so they need to practice of coding to adopt in order to ensure secure applications, and for much needed disciplined approach towards Software Development.
A cultural change is require in organizations to ensure that security is placed at the forefront of IT Outsourcing process, and it would come as a matter of good corporate governance. It all boils down to having a security consciousness culture which should came from the top, and security becomes the most important and priority issue only when it has been a breach but its too late at that time.
Vulnerability in Software Development
Perimeter security is available only due to the software vulnerability; which are even responsible for their unauthorized use of personal computer systems. The study, conducted by the CSI – Computer Security Institute reports that after decline for more than four years, the unauthorized use of computers increased in previous year. As for the rest, 32 per cent reported for unauthorized use, and 12% were not sure, companies have to anticipate attacks from all quarters for the vulnerability in Software Development.
Just about as many as incidents were UN authorized due to perpetrated of outsiders as by insiders contrary for the popular notion that insiders are the major threat showed by one survey. Perhaps large number of IT Outsourcing professionals do not know from where the miss use came from. The answer of the 32 per cent respondents is that they don’t know when asked how many incidents came from outside. Despite the increase in computer misuse and organization’s’ uncertainty about battling, the survey suggests that, organizations seems to think they are doing enough to fight back for security of Software Development.