Software engineering (SE) is concerned with developing and maintaining software systems that behave reliably and efficiently, are affordable to develop and maintain, and satisfy all the requirements that customers have defined for them.
Software security is the idea of engineering software so that it continues to function correctly under malicious attack. This is crucial to prevent:
- Loss of data
- Premature leaks of data
- Prevent downtime of resources
Software defects lead to security vulnerabilities, which are costing businesses millions of dollars each year and threaten the security of individuals and the nation. Therefore, software must be reliable, robust and secure; able to produce trustable and reproducible scientific results. The goal of the secure software engineer is to incorporate security throughout the software development lifecycle.
Software security best approaches leverage good software engineering practice and involve thinking about security early in the software development lifecycle, knowing and understanding common threats (including language-based flaws and pitfalls), designing for security and subjecting all software artifacts to thorough objective risk analyses and testing.
Some might argue that security software engineering requires adopting a new mindset, at once cautious and conservative, yet also willing to calculate risks and experiment. But in truth, neither perspective on its own is enough. The secure software engineer should be of two minds to succeed.
From a business perspective, well-designed security oriented software may require a hefty initial outlay of capitol, but in the long run it saves organization money by preventing incredibly costly breeches as well as costly patches and security-related updates every time a vulnerability is discovered.
And yet another benefit of engineering secure software involves government regulations. Well-designed secure software can help organizations avoid risk of regulatory penalties, contractual penalties and other sanctions.
Secure Software Engineering Training
Tonex offers Introduction To Secure Software Engineering Training, a 2-day course that helps participants to understand a variety of software engineering topics such as software engineering process and metrics, real time, distributed, configurable and object oriented software.
Related courses include:
—Software Security Training: A 2-day course that introduces a variety of topics in software security such as secure programming techniques, trusted computing infrastructure, low level software attacks, web security, risk management techniques, symbolic execution and cloud/wireless/mobile device security.
—Software Testing Training: A 2-day course that focuses on powerful tools and techniques to reduce software defects, improve the quality and enhance your business success.
Who Should Attend
Software engineering training classes by Tonex can fulfill ongoing education needs. The classes are designed for software developers, software engineers, system engineers, test engineers, project managers, testing, verification & validation and configuration project managers.
- Our instructors not only possess very specialized knowledge in their areas of expertise, they also have real world experience.
- So far we have helped over 20,000 developers in over 50 countries stay up to date with cutting edge information from our training categories.
- Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
- Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.
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