What key issues are preventing a global culture of security?

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VP, Chief Security & Compliance Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
When we look at the formation of the Internet and DARPA, it was built from a place of trust. That trust equation was the primary focus of the technical professionals who formed the data-sharing platform that we now know as the Internet. And that was it, that was the purpose. There wasn't a conversation around, "Trust, but verify; share, but check."

Here we are, decades later, and user experience is now more important than security. We are more concerned with the functionality of the product. I don't even know what I just clicked on to update my iPhone, but there are all kinds of features in there that I know for sure I shouldn't have allowed, except for the privacy feature. There's all this digital sharing, etc., but it's efficient. And I don't have time to read 95 pages of legalese.
Head of Security and Compliance in Software, 51 - 200 employees
In the startup world, you prove your concept first, and how securely you can do it comes later. But that becomes a forever technical debt. That's the biggest problem that I see. It is absolutely required that you prove that you can execute your concept, but you should also make sure that you can do it securely before getting your first customer.
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VP, Chief Security & Compliance Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

That concept about technical debt and closing that from the onset is brilliant. Because there's never a catch up. 

Director of IT in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Because organizations are more focused on having the product on the market as soon as possible, adding more features and making more sales. Security is often seen as a spender where the business spends money but does not get any direct return. Why I don't agree with the notion that Security just spends money, many times that is how it's seen by the CFO/CEO.

There are lot of instances where organizations start investing in security after a breach

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