Current applications and systems contain the software components as the basic elements and Component Based Software Development (CBSD) has been successful in building applications and systems. However, the security of CBSD for the software component is still lacking. This paper highlights the results of a survey pertaining to the embedding of security features in the CBSD process. The main objective of this survey is to investigate the awareness of embedding security features in the CBSD process. For this purpose, experts from industry as well as from the academic community were interviewed. Moreover, an online survey was formulated and e-mailed to the experts and potential candidates.