Key findings from ESG’s Modern Application Development Security report

A deep dive into issues

In August 2020, the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) published its report, “Modern Application Development Security.” ESG is a company specialized in IT-related . It provides market intelligence to companies all over the world. To compile its report, ESG surveyed 378 , application development and IT professionals based in North America (the U.S. and ). Those professionals were involved to some extent in security work on application development processes and .

This article provides a summary of ESG’s Modern Application Development Security report. More specifically, it will discuss in detail the following findings: 

Many professionals wrongly believe their application security programs are secure The security of application development and deployment models needs to be ensured by using multiple security testing tools  The security training of developers is inadequate  The abundance of AppSec testing tools confuses organizations Many organizations invest or plan to invest in improving their application security processes Many professionals wrongly believe their application security programs are secure

According to ESG’s Modern Application Development Security report, more than one-third of the interviewed professionals evaluated the security of their application security programs with a rating of 9 or 10 (0 to 10

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