Effect of the Secure Programming Clinic on Learners’ Secure Programming Practices

Author:
Melissa Dark, Lauren Stuart, Ida Ngambeki
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Date:
01 July 2016
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In order to improve the abilities of students to write robust programs (“secure programming”) without adding new classes or material in existing classes, a Secure Programming Clinic that functions analogously to an English writing clinic has been developed. This paper reports on preliminary results from an instance of the clinic at a large university. Given the statistics obtained from this trial, the clinic improved the students’ secure programming behavior and helped students develop a deeper understanding of secure programming concepts.

Effect of the Secure Programming Clinic on Learners’ Secure Programming Practices