Software developers, sharpen those No. 2 pencils. A standardized test on your knowledge of secure programming may soon be coming your way.
The Secure Programming Council unveiled Tuesday a proposed standard for companies to test their software developers' knowledge of secure programming. The aim is to create a situation in which companies can ensure that their developers, whether in-house or outsourced, have a base level of knowledge about wrapping security into software applications.
The council is rolling out its "Essential Skills for Secure Programmers Using Java/JavaEE" (PDF), the first of six standards initiatives. It plans to later … Read more