Qualys chief executive CEO Philippe Courtot has called for the creation of "fixer-developers" to deal with vulnerabilities in web applications.
"The problem with web applications is that they are created by people, at an extremely fast speed. That speed itself creates a problem," he stated.
"You have to analyse the vulnerabilities of these apps and understand attacks, at a very fast speed. We don't have that time anymore. It's a huge challenge.
"You won't find good engineers interested [in fixing vulnerabilities]. It's a waste of their talent. I think there is a need for new tools to remediate these apps, creating a new generation of what I call fixer-developers."
He said engineers dedicated to coding will not devote time to fixing bugs.