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Weekly Digest Online Security January 17, 2017

We continue talking about cybersecurity news. Check our featured articles for this week

4 Reasons You Need Developers With Cybersecurity Skills in All Tech Teams

According to a recent study, the global demand for cybersecurity professionals will create more than one million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2019, with one of the most desired skills being secure software development. No wonder, that entrepreneurs and companies are having increasingly hard time finding the security talent they need to build reliable services and keep the data of their users safe.

One way to bridge the skills gap and create more secure products is to train and hire more engineers specialized in cybersecurity. However, it is equally important to improve the cryptography and security skills of all developers working in your company, beyond those sitting in dedicated cybersecurity teams. Here are some thoughts on the reasons.

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Redefining the role of security in software development

Software is becoming increasingly important for market success, driving an ever greater need for speed in the development process. The rapid adoption of DevOps is testimony to this shift, with agile development no longer making the grade for many companies.

Accelerating time-to-market is of increasing importance for developers, with over a quarter of British and German development operations managers stating that meeting budget and delivery schedules is their top concern in a recent survey conducted by Veracode.

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How much is a data breach going to cost you?

A recent IBM study found that the average cost of a data breach has hit $4 million—up from $3.8 million in 2015. There are countless factors that could affect the cost of a data breach in your organization, and it’s virtually impossible to predict the exact cost. You might be able to estimate a range with the help of a data breach calculator, but no single tool is perfect.

BitSight looks at a number of factors companies should keep in mind when it comes to calculating the actual cost of a future data breach.

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