The security of software is paramount, especially in any communications systems (routers, switches, servers). We are all fimiliar with "patch Tuesdays" as efforts to thwart security holes in software are a constant.
Surprisingly, few Computer Science majors include skills on secure coding. Furthermore, policies and procedures to ensure secure coding practices may not even exist. Just look at the lacking entry at Wikipedia!
Thus, it is a sesitive area for all of us in the communications business.