An old proverb states that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; but, if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life. Software security training aligns very well with this proverb.
The majority of developers don’t come equipped with security skills. In fact 95% of software security bugs are caused by just 19 programming flaws. And yet, only 2.8% of undergraduate computer science programs require a security course.
There also aren’t enough security pros to find and fix defects. There are over 1 million unfilled security jobs globally. 34.5% of security managers have trouble implementing security projects, owing to lack of staff expertise. 64% of companies say they struggle to train staff to manage the growing number and complexity of security tools. It even took 7% longer in 2015 than in 2011 to find the problem and fix it during a breach.
The solution? Software security training.
Software security training:
Anyone can drop a line and hook a single fish. But it takes expertise to manage evolving security threats. Make sure you are building security skills for the long run. The most successful training programs: