At AppSec Cali 2020 Code Dx CEO Dr. Anita D’Amico and AppSec Researcher Chris Horn, discussed their research on “Do certain types of developers or teams write more secure code? Human Factors in AppSec.“ This research sought to find out what physical elements impact the development of secure—or insecure—code. Elements such as team composition and size, the time of day during which code was written, and even distractions were evaluated for their effect on the number of vulnerabilities discovered in the corresponding code. The study identified the key human factors with the most significant effect on software vulnerability so that organizations can make the right decisions to ensure their developers are producing the most secure code possible.
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