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Who is responsible for a software system's security?

Survey period: 24 Oct 2016 to 31 Oct 2016

A hardcoded password, a SQL injection, a system with a known issue, or not changing the default password. There can be lots of fingerprints on that knife.

OptionVotes% 
The user using the system51214.74
The person who recommended the use of the system1975.67
The person who installs the system45713.15
The developer who built the system80223.09
The person who decided on the default settings of the system50914.65
None of the above2,51572.39
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralJust to show how things can be complicated... Pin
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter29-Oct-16 8:34
professionalKornfeld Eliyahu Peter29-Oct-16 8:34 
GeneralDesigner/Architect Missing Pin
cjb11026-Oct-16 21:41
Membercjb11026-Oct-16 21:41 
GeneralEveryone Pin
Marco Bertschi26-Oct-16 2:15
professionalMarco Bertschi26-Oct-16 2:15 
GeneralMissing Option Pin
Nathan Minier25-Oct-16 2:46
professionalNathan Minier25-Oct-16 2:46 
GeneralLegally? The owner of the product Pin
Eddy Vluggen25-Oct-16 2:09
professionalEddy Vluggen25-Oct-16 2:09 
GeneralRe: Legally? The owner of the product Pin
AlexCode25-Oct-16 22:17
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GeneralRe: Legally? The owner of the product Pin
Eddy Vluggen25-Oct-16 23:20
professionalEddy Vluggen25-Oct-16 23:20 
GeneralRe: Legally? The owner of the product Pin
AlexCode25-Oct-16 23:53
professionalAlexCode25-Oct-16 23:53 
I agree that there's a thin line here.

Although the developer cannot be held responsible for the client damage, the blame can cascade down if the employer sues him. So you won't be on trial for the client's damages but for the damages you caused to your employer.

Usually, this goes along with the developer simply being fired but it would really depend on how responsible the developer is and how much damage he caused.

I'm not a lawyer, obviously, but I don't see this as an impossible scenario.

GeneralRe: Legally? The owner of the product Pin
Eddy Vluggen26-Oct-16 0:05
professionalEddy Vluggen26-Oct-16 0:05 
GeneralShort answer - All Of The Above! Pin
Erik Burd24-Oct-16 8:25
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PraiseRe: Short answer - All Of The Above! Pin
Anurag Gandhi24-Oct-16 21:28
professionalAnurag Gandhi24-Oct-16 21:28 
GeneralRe: Short answer - All Of The Above! Pin
irneb24-Oct-16 21:41
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GeneralRe: Short answer - All Of The Above! Pin
ISanti24-Oct-16 22:16
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GeneralRe: Short answer - All Of The Above! Pin
Karthik_Mahalingam9-Nov-16 18:48
professionalKarthik_Mahalingam9-Nov-16 18:48 
GeneralSecurity is "Job Nummer One" for everybody Pin
KarstenK24-Oct-16 7:47
mveKarstenK24-Oct-16 7:47 
GeneralDevelopers, developers, developers, (and only partly developers). Pin
OriginalGriff24-Oct-16 6:27
mveOriginalGriff24-Oct-16 6:27 
GeneralRe: Developers, developers, developers, (and only partly developers). Pin
Nelek24-Oct-16 6:34
protectorNelek24-Oct-16 6:34 
GeneralRe: Developers, developers, developers, (and only partly developers). Pin
Philippe Mori24-Oct-16 7:49
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GeneralRe: Developers, developers, developers, (and only partly developers). Pin
Nelek24-Oct-16 23:38
protectorNelek24-Oct-16 23:38 
GeneralRe: Developers, developers, developers, (and only partly developers). Pin
Slacker00726-Oct-16 0:04
professionalSlacker00726-Oct-16 0:04 
GeneralHackers Pin
snorkie24-Oct-16 5:30
professionalsnorkie24-Oct-16 5:30 
GeneralRe: Hackers Pin
Philippe Mori24-Oct-16 7:53
MemberPhilippe Mori24-Oct-16 7:53 
GeneralIf a user want some level of security, he should make it clear Pin
Philippe Mori24-Oct-16 3:53
MemberPhilippe Mori24-Oct-16 3:53 
GeneralRe: If a user want some level of security, he should make it clear Pin
Nelek24-Oct-16 6:21
protectorNelek24-Oct-16 6:21 
GeneralRe: If a user want some level of security, he should make it clear Pin
Philippe Mori24-Oct-16 7:43
MemberPhilippe Mori24-Oct-16 7:43 

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