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What Drives A Developer To Use Security Tools -- Or Not
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RyanSepe
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8/25/2015 | 9:06:43 AM
Monkey see Monkey do
I am not surprised by the results of the research. You are more likely to try something you've seen be used by a "trusted" source than someone on the internet who you do not know. Especially because you are able to ask the source questions should you run into any difficulties.
RyanSepe
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8/25/2015 | 9:08:00 AM
User-Experience
Also, user experience is another event that needs to be understood here. If the developer has a good experience with the tool they are more likely to use it in the future than if they had a bad experience. This principle is universal.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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8/25/2015 | 9:12:23 AM
Re: Monkey see Monkey do
I thought it was interesting to look at the issue from a psychological perspective. That may well be a key element in bridging the gap between the dev and security worlds.
RyanSepe
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8/25/2015 | 11:47:22 AM
Re: Monkey see Monkey do
Very interesting. Looking at it from a psychological perspective it would seem that developers are hardcoded for functionality while security folk are hardwired towards safeguards. How do we reach a comfortable medium?
Dr.T
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8/26/2015 | 3:59:46 PM
Security makes it complex

I know some of my developer friends stop doing development since they started thinking that it is getting harder and harder to write a code in secure way, so they just give up. :--))
Dr.T
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8/26/2015 | 4:01:57 PM
Re: Monkey see Monkey do
Money tests can really catch lost for security vulnerabilities that standard set of test action items.
Dr.T
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8/26/2015 | 4:03:16 PM
Re: User-Experience
Agree. User experience may be important factor why some of our codes are not as secure as they could be.
Dr.T
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8/26/2015 | 4:05:12 PM
Re: Monkey see Monkey do
Psychological perspective security may not even really matter, we are all concern about privacy in most cases.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Kelly Jackson Higgins,
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8/26/2015 | 4:07:25 PM
Re: Security makes it complex
Wow, @Dr. T. That's a shame. That says a lot about the problem. No one expects a dev to write perfect code--not possible--but if they had more support in writing more secure and better code, maybe they would find it challenging yet realistic.
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8/26/2015 | 4:07:40 PM
Re: Monkey see Monkey do
Comfortable medium is somewhere we keep the balance of CIA: Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability. If you push one side more than others it eventually causes other problems. Keep in mind that there will never be a "Secure" system.
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