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Security training void must be filled

I was concerned to read about recent research showing that most newly qualified software developers have had little or no instruction in creating secure applications (Computing courses skim over IT security, 19 May).

Security of IT applications and resources is a specialist area that requires specific skills and knowledge. It makes sense for IT people to get trained on the specific software used by their company once they have commenced their career, but if developers do not have the basic awareness of the potential problem areas how can they be expected to understand the associated risks and available solutions?

Martin Hall, Computerlinks

June 16, 2008 in Security | Permalink

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