Re: [Full-disclosure] comparing information security to other industries

At 03:16 PM 12/19/2006, KT wrote:
What I am trying to figure out is how mature we are and how long will it
take for to get stable?

Not very mature and it will take a long time to get stable because
programmers are just beginning to be aware of application security
requirements and then they need to figure out how to implement
them. Remember most programmers came from a client server or mainframe
world and they "don't get it". The consumer also doesn't "get it". They
work great together.

I went to a PHP Conference recently and the creator of PHP said that there
is not such thing as a completely secure web application. When failure is
a goal you will definitely get there.

I know all this because I am a programmer by background. Most people
designing web applications know so little about security it is scary.


Nancy Kramer
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