TechValidate Research on Secure Code Warrior®

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When asked to rate the importance of penTesting to their cyber security program, IT organizations said:

Extremely Important/Important: 77%
Somewhat important: 19%
Not important: 3%

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When asked to rate the importance of bug bounty programs to their cyber security program, IT organizations said:

Extremely Important/Important: 35%
Somewhat important: 32%
Not important: 32%

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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%

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When asked to rate the importance of continuous developer training to their cyber security program, IT organizations said:

Extremely Important/Important: 100%
Somewhat important: 0%
Not important: 0%

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When asked to rate the importance of compliance (one-off) training to their cyber security program, IT organizations said:

Extremely Important/Important: 61%
Somewhat important: 39%
Not important: 0%

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When asked to assess their PREVIOUS solution and whether or not they agree that it offered an ongoing upskilling solution rather than a one-off training solution, IT organizations said:

Agree: 21%
Disagree: 79%

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When asked to assess their PREVIOUS solution and whether or not they agree that if offered a scalable solution to my business’ application security needs, IT organizations said:

Agree: 24%
Disagree: 76%

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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%

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Secure Code Warrior® learning platform rated ‘BETTER’ by 85% of surveyed customers when compared to competitor alternatives used before.

How would you rate your experience with the Secure Code Warrior® learning platform compared to the solution you were using before?

Better: 62%
Massive improvement: 23%
Comparable: 15%

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Continuous developer education ranked ‘extremely important’ over scanning tools and pen-testing.

In your cyber security program, how would you rank the following in terms of importance?

Extremely important Important Somewhat important Not important
Continuous developer training

73%

27%

0%

0%

Code analysis (SAST/DAST/IAST/RASP)

60%

27%

13%

0%

PenTesting

47%

33%

17%

3%

Compliance (one-off) training

30%

33%

37%

0%

Bug bounty programs

7%

27%

33%

33%

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What’s important in your Cyber-Security program?

Surveyed customers were asked to rank aspects of their cyber security program in terms of importance to them.

Extremely important Important Somewhat important Not important

Continuous developer training
Code analysis (SAST/DAST/IAST/RASP)
PenTesting
Compliance (one-off) training
Bug bounty programs

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Customers that previously used Generic Generic computer based training (LinkedIn Learning/Pluralsight/Udemy)

How would you assess your PREVIOUS solution based?

Agree Disagree

It helped us to embrace a preventative, start left approach
If offered a scalable solution to my business’ application security needs
It offered an ongoing upskilling solution rather than a one-off training solution

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Customers who previously used ‘Generic computer based training’ (LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, Udemy) prior to Secure Code Warrior

When asked to assess their PREVIOUS solution, 75% claim that it DID NOT offer a scalable solution to their business’ application security needs.

Agree: 25%
Disagree: 75%

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Top-3 benefits of using Secure Code Warrior in Healthcare

Which of the following benefits has Secure Code Warrior given your organization?

There has been an increase in time spent by developers in training and eagerness to learn about secure coding
83%
Increase awareness
67%
Provides better education outcomes for my developers with a range of learning options and experiences
50%

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Retail

Top 5 benefits you’ve found from partnering with Secure Code Warrior®

Increase awareness
60%
Better quality code
53%
Provides better education outcomes for my developers with a range of learning options and experiences
53%
Fewer recurring vulnerabilities
47%
There has been an increase in time spent by developers in training and eagerness to learn about secure coding
40%

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Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

What are the top 3 benefits you’ve experienced by partnering with Secure Code Warrior®?

Provides better education outcomes for my developers with a range of learning options and experiences
67%
Increase awareness
47%
Better quality code
43%

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What type of training did you provide developers, before switching to Secure Code Warrior?

Internal employee offering training: 39%
Generic computer-based training solutions: 31%
External trainers brought in house: 9%
Interactive Learning platforms: 9%
Face-to-face training seminars - security concepts: 7%
Structured secure coding courses: 3%
Virtual sandboxes or Labs: 2%

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Why did you make the switch to Secure Code Warrior®?

Existing training was not interactive, contextual, or engaging
50%
There was no way to effectively assess and benchmark a developer’s secure coding knowledge
44%
Existing training lacked relevance to everyday tasks our developers had to do
33%
It was difficult to get everyone in the business onboard and engaged about Application Security and organisation-wide awareness was poor
32%
We struggled to identify and target skills/knowledge gaps in our team and build a program to address them
30%
It was difficult to demonstrate developer training attendance, concept retention and competence for effective compliance training management
27%

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Key Accomplishments

What have you been able to accomplish since implementing Secure Code Warrior?

Has helped us meet annual compliance objectives
51%
Able to effectively benchmark developer’s secure coding knowledge
48%
Target skills/knowledge gaps in our team and build a program to address them
46%

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Top 4 reasons why organisations choose Secure Code Warrior

Which of the following benefits has Secure Code Warrior given your organization?

Provides better education outcomes for my developers with a range of learning options and experiences
54%
Tournaments increase awareness
50%
There has been an increase in time spent by developers in training and eagerness to learn about secure coding
43%
Better quality code
38%



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