Teach the Hands, Train the Mind … A Secure Programming Clinic!

Author:
Ida Ngambeki, Melissa Dark, Matt Bishop, Stephen Belcher
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191.58 kB
Date:
01 July 2015
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One of the major weaknesses in software today is the failure to practice defensive or secure programming. Most training programs include only a shallow introduction to secure programming, and fail to integrate and emphasize its importance throughout the curriculum. Yet the community advocates for the inclusion of good coding practices into the teaching and practice of programming in learning institutions. This begs the question; Shouldn’t we teach those who program to use robust coding practices from the beginning of writing programs, rather than the failed strategy of making programs robust after they are written?

Teach the Hands, Train the Mind … A Secure Programming Clinic!