Synopsys, Inc. today announced the results of a survey of 244 IT professionals that revealed customer-facing web and mobile applications present the highest security risk to businesses in Asia Pacific. In addition, 48 percent of those surveyed highlighted the lack of skilled security personnel or training as one of the biggest challenges to implementing an application security program.
Geok Cheng Tan, managing director of Asia Pacific at the Synopsys Software Integrity Group commented, “It is not surprising that web and mobile applications represent such a high risk to businesses in Asia, as they often process highly sensitive information and cyberattacks targeting them are increasing in sophistication in the region. To effectively address cyber threats, software companies need to move beyond reactive measures by implementing software security initiatives that embrace the fundamentals of software integrity and proactively build security and quality into their software development lifecycle (SDLC).”
Other main findings of the survey include:
The survey was conducted at GovernmentWare (GovWare) 2017 from September 19 to 21, 2017, in Singapore, the anchor conference at the Singapore International Cyber Week 2017 – the region’s most established cyber-security convention. The in-person survey is based on responses from attendees including C-level IT professionals as well as managers and other executives.