Exploring the Shift in Security Responsibility

Weir, Charles and Migues, Sammy and Williams, Laurie (2022) Exploring the Shift in Security Responsibility. IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. pp. 2-11. ISSN 1540-7993

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Abstract

As software security becomes vital, how are organizations adapting to the challenge? This article explores a 12-year survey, structured using the Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM) framework, of software security activity adoption by the software security group in 211 large companies. The results indicate a gradual increase in the mean number of activities adopted by the companies surveyed, beginning in 2015. The top 11 most commonly-used activities are used by more than 61% of the companies, and also tend to be used together. Overall, the results indicate a shift in security experts’ responsibilities away from supporting development teams towards supporting the wider organization, and a validation of the value of security champions embedded in the development organization.

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