Denim Group Launches ThreadStrong

ThreadStrong’s self-paced, e-Learning solution to help developers understand and apply the principles of secure application development

Denim Group, an IT consultancy that develops secure software and helps organizations assess and mitigate risks with their existing software, announced today that it has launched ThreadStrong, a self-paced online training curriculum to teach developers how to build security into their applications. ThreadStrong also helps satisfy compliance regulations, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which require developers be provided secure development training. A related video may be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/qogd78.

ThreadStrong’s curriculum is generated by senior software security consultants from Denim Group. This core team spends a significant amount of their time actually building software, so examples and other content are pulled from real world experience conducting code reviews and secure software initiatives.

ThreadStrong’s courses include Introduction to Application Security Concepts, Application Security for Java, Application Security for .NET, and Threat Modeling. The courses range in length from 1 to 4 hours and are based on the e-Learning model, which allows team members to learn at their own pace and avoids the added expense and logistics of employing trainers to visit multiple locations. In addition, testing and reporting features enable managers to measure, monitor and report to auditors on employee progress.

“There’s a growing need for application security training and our experts who created ThreadStrong have trained thousands of developers worldwide,” said Dan Cornell, Principal of Denim Group. “ThreadStrong also ensures that team members know about new threats and attack techniques by providing regular updates to course content to keep employees current on industry issues.”

Denim Group’s eLearning Content Available for Industry Partnerships

Denim Group designed its content strategy so that industry partners could license specific learning modules, using their brand and tailoring it specific to their customer needs. “In developing the courseware strategy for ThreadStrong, our goal was to also help our partners develop new market opportunities for compliance and on-going training,” added Cornell.

ThreadStrong’s courses feature:

  • Detailed Examples
  • Multi-Media and Text Lessons
  • Interactive Quizzes with Review Questions
  • Certificates Upon Successful Course Completion
  • Quarterly Updates
  • SCORM-Compliant Content
  • User-Friendly Interface

To see a demo of how ThreadStrong works or for more information, please call (844) 572-4400.

About Denim Group

Denim Group develops secure software, helps organizations assess and mitigate risk with existing software, and provides training on best practices in software security. Denim Group has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations, bringing a focused software development approach to the world of software security. The Company provides clients with secure .NET and Java development services and remediates serious software flaws in existing application portfolios. Denim Group also identifies vulnerabilities and quantifies risks that vulnerable applications represent through assessments, code reviews, and application-focused penetration testing. Training complements Denim Group’s development and testing services by helping organizations build an internal competency in secure software development and testing through a combined classroom instruction and e-Learning approach.

Denim Group is a strong contributor to the larger application security community, and has been involved with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception. Additionally, Denim Group was ranked 1101 in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America in 2008.