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[ISN] Secure App Development Can Lead To Cost Savings, Study Says

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Sep 14 2010 - 06:44:43 GMT

By Tim Wilson
Sept 13, 2010

If you could find and fix security flaws before the application is
deployed, instead of afterward, then your organization would save money.
But how much could you really save?

That's the question studied in a new report published today by ROI
consultancy Mainstay Partners and Fortify Software. The report suggests
that the cost savings of secure software development could be

"The study found that companies are realizing substantial benefits from
[secure software assurance] right out of the box, saving as much as
$2.4M per year from a range of efficiency and productivity improvements,
including faster, less-costly code scanning and vulnerability
remediation, and streamlined compliance and penetration testing," the
report says.


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