SAFEcode offers up free online software security training courses

SAFECode wants to enhance current cyber security training efforts with free product offerings announced during RSA.

Published Tue, Feb 25 2014 1:53 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

RSA 2014 - During the 2014 RSA Conference in San Francisco, the non-profit Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) released software security training courses to help drive interest in better cyber security training.

SAFEcode offers up free online software security training courses |

The free training courses are available via webcast and cover a variety of different topics, including SQL injection prevention to cross site request forgery. Each course is designed to help security experts develop their own internal training programs for use by product developers and others concerned about security.

The current course offerings: Product Penetration Testing 101, Cross Site Scripting (XSS) 101, and Secure Java Programming 101 - SAFECode will launch Secure Memory Handling in C 101, and Using Cryptography the Right Way.

There is increased interest from the community to promote cybersecurity efforts, including RSA's invitation to partners to share material. Also, Hewlett-Packard and Trend Micro announced their partnership to defend against increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, ushering in a new phase in the current battle to defend sensitive information.

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