Can universities give young developers application security training?

An Article for TechTarget by Denim Group’s CTO, Dan Cornell

March 2013

While the greater application development community understands the importance of application security, computer science majors lack this training.

The importance of building secure applications is well-established. And yet software developers graduating with degrees in computer science often lack application security training. Why is that so, and what can be done to remedy this situation?

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About Dan Cornell

A globally recognized application security expert, Dan Cornell holds over 15 years of experience architecting, developing and securing web-based software systems. As the Chief Technology Officer and a Principal at Denim Group, Ltd., he leads the technology team to help Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process. He is also the original creator of ThreadFix, Denim Group's industry leading application vulnerability management platform.