A large majority of organizations are struggling to implement security into their DevOps processes, despite saying they want to do so, according to a new report. From a report: The study commissioned by application security specialist Checkmarx looks at the biggest barriers to securing software today depending on where organizations sit on the DevOps maturity curve. The report finds 96 percent of respondents believe it is 'desirable' or 'highly desirable' for developers to be properly trained on how to produce secure code. As developers take responsibility for the security of their software, respondents believe it is more important to educate developers and empower them than it is to educate other stakeholders in the organization like ops specialists and security specialists. However, 41 percent agree that defining clear ownership and responsibility in relation to software security remains a big challenge, and just 11 percent say they have adequately addressed the need for developer education. Software security is a boardroom issue according to 57 percent of respondents, it's a matter of business risk.
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