SYDNEY, LONDON, BRUGES, BOSTON, PORTLAND - 21 July 2020: Global secure coding company, Secure Code Warrior®, today announced the launch of Courses, a developer-first, guided learning feature. Courses is designed to empower organisations to create targeted learning objectives to address the vulnerabilities that impact their specific codebase, and meet regulatory compliance while building a stronger security posture.
Designed for developers, engineering leads and software security professionals, Courses helps organisations increase efficiency and productivity within their development teams by offering framework-specific interactive coding challenges that prevent recurring vulnerabilities from infiltrating their software development lifecycle. It means developers can write secure code from the start, and maximise their software release velocity.
Pieter Danhieux, co-founder and CEO at Secure Code Warrior said, “I firmly believe that quality code must be secure code. Recurring software vulnerabilities continue to be the bane of the software industry as organisations struggle to manage the sheer volume of them. Courses enables organisations to focus their developer’s learning on what matters most, reducing rework and code remediation.”
Courses also empowers organisations to achieve and maintain compliance standards, such as PCI-DSS and NIST, by providing developer-specific training and detailed audit trails. Engineering leads and software security professionals have the option to configure Courses to accelerate secure coding skills across their organisations, and report on progress and completion.
“We’ve all experienced some form of boring learning in the past and while it’s important, compliance training rarely gets people jumping for joy. By engaging teams in role-specific, gamified activities and challenges, Courses helps alleviate the feeling of death-by-powerpoint, and helps businesses to foster positive security posture while reducing recurring vulnerabilities,” said Danhieux. "Customers who have experienced Courses so far, shared really positive feedback around the flexibility it offers and its ability to shape content that provides a more organised, structured and targeted approach to learning how to code securely. One particular customer shared that all developers successfully passed company assessment requirements after completing assigned modules in Courses.”
Courses will be offered as part of Secure Code Warrior’s standard feature set and is available from today. For more information about Courses, please visit securecodewarrior.com/courses, download the brochure from here, or check out our blog post.
Sean Tooley, Senior Manager, Cybersecurity, General Electric. “Courses are a great solution for our engineers. With the new feature - which bundles the learning pathway, videos, and assessments into a customizable module - we have the ability to shape content based on what we need at any given moment. The compliance capabilities and flexibility provide an even better opportunity to ensure a more streamlined process. This capability has helped General Electric to tailor relevant training to each engineer faster and easier than ever.”
ABOUT SECURE CODE WARRIOR
Founded in 2015 by global cybersecurity experts Pieter Danhieux and Dr. Matias Madou, Secure Code Warrior is an online secure coding platform that helps developers think and act with a security mindset every day. The platform is designed to be role-specific for developers and uses a mix of gamification techniques to aid learning and increase adoption across an organization. It supports a wide range of programming languages and frameworks that power modern software, including vital digital infrastructures like web apps and services, API, mobile, IoT technology, and legacy systems still in use by major companies around the world.