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Thursday, 01 October 2020 12:40

Secure Code Bootcamp app inculcates secure coding practices


Secure coding company Secure Code Warrior has released Secure Code Bootcamp, its free mobile application that encourages secure coding practices.

Aimed at junior developers, students and graduates, Secure Code Bootcamp raises security awareness and skills as well as specific secure coding practices

The app uses gamified activities and challenges to help neophyte developers identify vulnerable code and develop essential code-review skills.

Languages and frameworks covered include Node.JS, Python and Django, Java and Spring, and C# .NET and MVC.

There are 14 vulnerability categories and sub-categories, with instructional videos on OWASP vulnerabilities and foundational concepts, metrics to monitor progress, and coaching feedback to build secure-coding knowledge.

"To support the 2020 International Cyber Security Month, and show our ongoing commitment to giving back to the developer community, we are offering early-stage coders a free mobile app designed to help develop a security-first mindset when creating code," said Secure Code Warrior CEO and co-founder Pieter Danhieux.

"By using the Secure Code Bootcamp app, users will have access to practical resources and challenges at their fingertips, anytime, anywhere.

"Australia is experiencing a significant increase in data breaches and cyberattacks. As cybersecurity takes centre-stage following the recent strategy released by the Australian government, so too does the need for more security-aware developers.

"It's rare for developers to encounter security before they enter the workforce, and with more aspects of daily life becoming reliant on software, it's more important than ever to upskill the creators. Our app teaches young coders to recognise security early-on in their careers."

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price said, "As the adoption of technology soars, trust in those technologies needs to follow suit, and trust is facilitated by robust cyber security. It is important we establish the foundations right from the start.

"By empowering new learners with access to the right tools and resources they need to code securely, Australian born company Secure Code Warrior is helping to build cyber resilience at ground level.

"This is one of the many steps we need to take to draw people to a cyber security career in order to address the skills shortage our industry and the economy more broadly faces. The Secure Code Bootcamp app also engages learners of all ages and competency levels in a gamified environment which gives a sustained and measurable way to grow quality skills."

The app – which was funded by the European Social Fund and the Flemish Agency of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – is initially available for Android, with an iOS version "coming soon."

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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