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Measuring Developers' Software Security Skills, Usage and Training Needs

Measuring Developers' Software Security Skills, Usage and Training Needs

Category
Part of a book/report
Abstract
Software security does not emerge fully formed by divine intervention in deserving software development organizations; it requires that developers have the required theoretical background and practical skills to enable them to write secure software, and that the software security activities are actually performed, not just documented procedures that sit gathering dust on a shelf. In this chapter, the authors present a survey instrument that can be used to investigate software security usage, competence, and training needs in agile organizations. They present results of using this instrument in two organizations. They find that regardless of cost or benefit, skill drives the kind of activities that are performed, and secure design may be the most important training need.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
Year
2019
Publisher
IGI Global
Book
Exploring Security in Software Architecture and Design
ISBN
9781522563136
Page(s)
260 - 286