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Trained developers get rid of more vulnerabilities than code scanning tools

January 23, 2023

An EMA survey of 129 software development professionals uncovered that for those using code scanning tools, only 10% of organizations prevented a higher percentage of vulnerabilities than organizations not using code scanning tools, while continuous training greatly improved code security for over 60% of organizations that adopted it.

Researchers also found that as many as 70% of organizations are missing critical security steps in their software development lifecycle (SDLC), highlighting a struggle with a ‘shift-left’ approach.

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