Mythbusting: Secure code is less expensive to develop

Monday, 4 May 2009, 12:12 AM EST

Conventional wisdom says developing secure software from the beginning is less expensive in the long run.

The elephant in the room is vulnerabilities are NOT the same as functional problems and the quote from the aforementioned article references research from 1987. That’s pre-World Wide Web! Data predating C#, Java, Ruby, PHP, and even Perl - certainly reason enough to question its applicability in today’s landscape.

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