Why developers need security skills to effectively navigate AI development tools

Published Jan 30, 2024
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Why developers need security skills to effectively navigate AI development tools

Artificial intelligence engines are starting to populate everywhere, with each new model and version seemingly bringing forth more powerful and impressive capabilities that can be applied in a variety of fields. One area that has been suggested as a good possible use case for AI is writing code, and some models have already proven their abilities using a multitude of programming languages.

However, the premise that AI could take over the jobs of human software engineers is overstated. All of the top AI models operating today have demonstrated critical limitations when it comes to their advanced programming prowess, not the least of which is their tendency to introduce errors and vulnerabilities into the code they compile at cracking speed. 

While it’s true that the use of AI can help save some time for overworked programmers, the future will likely be one where humans and AI work together, with talented personnel entirely in charge of applying critical thinking and precision skills that ensure all code is as secure as possible. As such, the ability to write secure code, spot vulnerabilities, and establish that applications are as protected as possible long before they ever enter a production environment is vital.

In this new white paper from Secure Code Warrior, you will learn:

  • The pitfalls of blind trust in LLM code output.
  • Why security-skilled developers are key to safely “pair programming” with AI coding tools.
  • The best strategies to upskill the development cohort in the age of AI-assisted programming.
  • An interactive challenge to showcase AI limitations (and how you can navigate them).

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Why developers need security skills to effectively navigate AI development tools

Published Feb 13, 2024
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Artificial intelligence engines are starting to populate everywhere, with each new model and version seemingly bringing forth more powerful and impressive capabilities that can be applied in a variety of fields. One area that has been suggested as a good possible use case for AI is writing code, and some models have already proven their abilities using a multitude of programming languages.

However, the premise that AI could take over the jobs of human software engineers is overstated. All of the top AI models operating today have demonstrated critical limitations when it comes to their advanced programming prowess, not the least of which is their tendency to introduce errors and vulnerabilities into the code they compile at cracking speed. 

While it’s true that the use of AI can help save some time for overworked programmers, the future will likely be one where humans and AI work together, with talented personnel entirely in charge of applying critical thinking and precision skills that ensure all code is as secure as possible. As such, the ability to write secure code, spot vulnerabilities, and establish that applications are as protected as possible long before they ever enter a production environment is vital.

In this new white paper from Secure Code Warrior, you will learn:

  • The pitfalls of blind trust in LLM code output.
  • Why security-skilled developers are key to safely “pair programming” with AI coding tools.
  • The best strategies to upskill the development cohort in the age of AI-assisted programming.
  • An interactive challenge to showcase AI limitations (and how you can navigate them).

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