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Security Teams Need to Understand How Developers Tools Work

Buckminster Fuller famously said that giving people a tool will shape the way they think. Similarly, when it comes to development teams, understanding how development tools work can provide a valuable window into the developers thought process. Security teams can use these insights to better advance their agendas and get vulnerabilities detected and fixed faster.

Security teams understand the risk associated with fielding vulnerable applications, but they need the support of the DevOps team to build secure applications and address identified security issues. This puts them in the situation of needing to influence the behaviors of these teams. Understanding how DevOps teams work and acknowledging the tools they use to accomplish their goals allows for security teams to tailor their message and best shape the behavior of developers for mutually-successful outcomes. Security professionals can start by learning the answers to several questions.

About Denim Group

Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.


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