The tug-of-war between security teams and developers has long been a cause of friction within organizations. Developers thrive on innovation — moving fast, experimenting, and rebuilding — while security professionals are pragmatic, risk-averse, and are often misrepresented as “policing” company activity. This scenario causes unique challenges for any organization, but particularly for a SaaS company that builds and deploys security solutions.
This challenge is not an insurmountable one. At Code42, we created an integrated security and developer culture that allows us to build software at the speed customers and developers expect while also integrating security at every step of the software development process. It’s made a big difference in how our DevOps and SecOps teams work together and would be a helpful structure for other technology companies to implement as well.