TechValidate Research on Secure Code Warrior®

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199 Customers Surveyed

1,582 Data Points Collected

68 Published TechFacts

20 Published Charts

10 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Secure Code Warrior® Customer Research

When asked to assess their PREVIOUS solution and whether or not they agree that it helped them to embrace a preventative, start left approach, IT organizations said:

Agree: 31%
Disagree: 69%

Secure Code Warrior® Customer Statistic

Banking and Financial Services improve reputation and customer trust in their brand.

Over a third (39%) of surveyed Banking and Financial Services organizations agree that after using the Secure Code Warrior® platform, they have been able to improve their companies’ reputation and increased their customers’ trust in their brand.

Secure Code Warrior® Customer Research

When asked to rate the importance of code analysis (SAST/DAST/IAST/RASP) to their cyber security program, IT organizations said:

Extremely Important/Important: 87%
Somewhat important: 13%
Not important: 0%

Secure Code Warrior® Customer Statistic

1 in 3 organizations surveyed state that they have been able to improve their reputation and brand trust.

34%

Secure Code Warrior® Case Study

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Introduction

This case study of the Australian Bureau of Statistics is based on a July 2021 survey of Secure Code Warrior® customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

We reached out to the Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS), a current user of the Secure Code Warrior® platform, to ask them a few questions about the types of training solutions that they used prior to selecting Secure Code Warrior®. According to the ABS, in the past, their developers took part in a number of training activities, including:

  • Face-to-face classes/training sessions
  • Generic computer-based training (LinkedIn Learning/Pluralsight/Udemy)
  • Training conducted in house by resident developers

When asked how they would asses their previous training solutions and why they ultimately decided to go with Secure Code Warrior®, ABS stated that the main reason were that these solutions:

  • DID NOT help them to embrace a preventative, start left approach
  • DID NOT help guide developers to better learning outcomes
  • DID NOT offer a scalable solution for their application security needs

Use Case

ABS believed that their cyber security program required a number of “important” elements in order to be successful, this included:

  • Compliance training
  • Continuous developer training
  • Code analysis (SAST/DAST/IAST/RASP)
  • Bug bounty programs
  • penTesting

When asked how the Secure Code Warrior® learning platform compared to the training solutions they were using before, ABS felt that the Secure Code Warrior® learning platform was a “Better” solution, and believed that the Secure Code Warrior® platform:

  • Helps guides developers to better learning outcomes, and
  • Delivers fun and engaging training for their developers

ABS also agreed that the platform:

  • Helps build transferable skills in their developers
  • Helps them to embrace a preventative, start left approach
  • Provides structured training that builds on their developers existing skills and knowledge
  • Delivers relevant, hands-on, and engaging developer-centric training
  • Offers a scalable solution to their business’ application security needs

Results

As a result of using the Secure Code Warrior® platform, ABS confirmed that the platform had had a “noticeable impact” on the reduction of vulnerability density in the lines of code in their software.

They “strongly agreed” that after using the Secure Code Warrior® platform, they were able to observe an improvement in collaboration between developers and application security teams, and agreed that the platform:

  • Has helped their developers become more confident in their secure coding skills
  • Has made their developers become more proactive when identifying hidden security issues in new and legacy code
  • Has enabled them to meet their yearly compliance requirements

Secure Code Warrior® Case Study

Fortune 500 Financial Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 financial services company is based on a November 2020 survey of Secure Code Warrior® customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have been more effective at meeting organizational security compliance with current industry regulations and guidelines as a result of using the platform.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Secure Code Warrior®:

  • Existing training was not interactive, contextual, or engaging

Use Case

  • Prior to using Secure Code Warrior the organization was using a generic computer-based training solution to train its employees on secure coding. Feedback from their developers revealed that this form training was not interactive, contextual or engaging.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Secure Code Warrior®:

  • Fewer recurring vulnerabilities
  • Since implementing Secure Code Warrior, they have accomplished the following:
    • Target skills and knowledge gaps in their team and build a program to address them
    • Releasing code at about the same speed, but with fewer vulnerabilities and rework due to better quality code, with fewer recurring flaws.

As a result of using Secure Code Warrior, reduced/eliminated between 11% – 20% of common code vulnerabilities that were present in their code.



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