Tag : Developer Education

Information Security Jobs, Salaries and Opportunities

Information Security Jobs, Salaries and Opportunities for Developers Willing to Upgrade

Nov 03, 2016 By Paul Curran | Developers who choose to augment their coding knowledge with secure development skills will find themselves in the most in-demand career field as the massive growth in cyber attacks continues to force organizations, and governments, to strengthen their cyber war chests with more advanced tools, increased budgets and larger teams. Read on the learn about the information security jobs, salaries and opportunities for developers willing to upgrade their skills.

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Application Security Resources

21 Application Security Resources No Developer Should Be Without

Dec 11, 2015 By Sarah Vonnegut | The truth of the matter is, you have no idea what will happen to your code once your application is released. Your code may be used again down the line, it may be altered – and it will most certainly be used in ways you never imagined. Can you start to see why security does actually play an important role in organizations which develop applications?   Luckily, if you’re in a position where you interact with code, you have a direct way to help better secure our applications and devices. And with that power comes responsibility – the responsibility of playing your part in helping secure the world’s software.   To help get those working with code a boost in your security education, we’ve curated a collection of application security resources to assist any developer, wherever you are on your journey into the arduous (yet rewarding) world of application security. Because when it comes to Application Security, your education is never complete.

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Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Celebrating National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Oct 12, 2015 By Sarah Vonnegut | If you’re in need of a great excuse to strengthen – or start – an application security awareness program for your developers, this month is it. October, as you may already know, is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and hundreds of security-focused organizations, including us, have come together in support of a more secure future for all.   Checkmarx is excited to have partnered up with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security in promoting security awareness, and this year our aim is to raise awareness for application developers. As part of our participation in this year’s Cyber Security Awareness initiative, we’ve launched a site, SecureDevKit.com, dedicated – in October and throughout the year – to teaching developers how to write better, more secure code.  

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5 Steps That WILL Raise Your Developers Information Security Awareness

Jul 17, 2015 By Sarah Vonnegut | In the same post where Bruce Schneier famously said that he personally believes “that training users in security is generally a waste of time, and that the money can be better spent elsewhere,” he added an important caveat about training developers. Developers, he wrote, “are people who can be taught expertise in a fast-changing environment, and this is a situation where raising the average behavior increases the security of the overall system.”

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6 Tips for Ensuring Your AppSec Program

6 Tips for Ensuring Your Application Security Program Isn’t a Flop

May 08, 2015 By Sarah Vonnegut | Baking security in to our applications is just not an option anymore. The explosion of the number of applications within organizations, coupled with the constant breaches we hear about (and the many more we don’t) don’t allow room for complacency when it comes to securing your organization and customer data.   Yet CISOs and security managers still struggle to receive the support and buy-in for basic application security practices while developers are still making careless security mistakes, all because application security is still not being taken seriously enough.   One of the best ways of getting the organization’s support towards AppSec is coming to the board with a clear, measurable program in place.  And even with an AppSec program in place, it’s difficult to know if you’re “doing it right.” Here we offer six points of attention any security practitioner either implementing or designing an application security program should heed.

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