Even in recession, web application security spending to increase

A recent OWASP survey found that over a quarter of IT organizations plan to spend more money specifically for web application security.  Another 36% expect web application security spending to remain at current levels. Considering the state of the economy, those are good numbers. Even with recessionary belt-tightening and across the board budget reductions, web application security isn't being ignored because more enterprises understand it simply can't be ignored. Granted, this survey was conducted on a site devoted to web application security, so the responders are much more likely to care than 'other' IT professionals. But, if anybody should know that security spending is going up or at least staying the same, it's them. Let's call that a push.

There are some other good nuggets within thesurvey. This is the best selling point I've heard for web application security in quite some time. "Organizations that have suffered a public data breach spend more on security in the development process than those that have not." We'll call that the 'barn door axiom'.  If you've been breached, the pain ensures you do what you can to mitigate the risk of another incident. And the best way to do that is building security into the development process, not brushing it on after the product has been released.

http://www.owasp.org/images/b/b2/OWASP_SSB_Project_Report_March_2009.pdf

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