Many of the worlds best developers work on solving the hardest problems that often also address multi-billion dollar markets. High risk, high stakes and high reward. These developers are to the software industry what Tony Hawk is to the skateboarding community.
Tony Hawk wears a helmet because he does difficult stuff. And for those who aspire to be a star like him, it’s the norm to also wear a helmet when doing new difficult tricks. Same goes for our developer stars. They embrace security because their stuff is worth it.
If you’re building code that is taking high risks with high rewards and under high stakes, then it’s simply smart to embrace security.