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An AppSec Report Card: Developers Barely Passing
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9/19/2014 | 4:28:36 PM
Re: Blame the developers?
You are absolutely correct when you say a simple phishing exercise can make it a moot point. I completely agree that people need to be smart about security, and that no amount of security can protect you from people who make made choices. On the other hand, secure coding could have stopped things like TJ Maxx, Nieman Marcus, Target, and Home Depot. None of those were phishing scams, and it looks like insecure code contributed to the problems that led to data breaches. I'll go back to your question because, let's be honest, the bottom line is you can't protect people from themselves. Or, as a friend used to say, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it do the backstroke."


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