With today’s software more complex than ever, identifying security and quality risks is difficult and time consuming.
Further compounding the cost is a unique development that as code gets cleaner, detecting those bugs gets even more difficult, time consuming and, therefore, more costly. An argument can be made that the higher the quality becomes, the higher the penalty is against your budget. Striking a balance is the challenge for all organizations.
This article provides additional information on the value of the cost per defect metric.