answer "that's a business decision that's up to you, but FROM A SECURITY PERSPECTIVE
I don't know what the OP's particular situation is wrt business perspective --- could it be that the bosses actually are looking at a tradeoff "ship now with internally known security problems, or try to fix them and not ship at all, and fail as a business"? If this is the case, one should probably think how to gradually integrate better security in long-term. Certainly, if there is a criminal negligence going on, then the "ship with known problems" is not an option! It is very easy to over-hype security, but remember that, in the end, it's all down to business bottom line. If you have a supermarket chain with some casual shoplifting happening, sometimes you want to invest $$$ not into more security guards and anti-theft tech that frustrates the customers, but into everything else --- maybe opening a couple of more locations --- and in the end turning more profit from the same investment.
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