Application development security is a key task when it comes to looking to the future of cybersecurity. A recent industry study shows it is the fastest-growing cybersecurity skill for the year ahead. Demand is expected to increase by 164% over the next five years. Such growth would bump up the total number of job openings requiring this skill from 29,635 in 2020 to 48,601 a few years from now.
These findings raise important questions. What is application development security? And, what’s driving the rapid growth?