ISC 2 has come up with an IT professional certification course that aims to reduce security vulnerabilities by validating security issues throughout the entire software life cycle.
Explaining the reason behind launching the course, ISC quotes research conducted by Gartner which found that as much 70 percent of security vulnerabilities occurred during the designing of the application layer.
The Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) course is designed to avoid the development of poorly designed software by covering critical areas like compliance, information security fundamentals and appreciation for industry standards.
Expressing the idea behind the initiative, John Colley from ISC 2 mentioned that “Unsecured software is not only a danger to the enterprise; it can cause higher production costs and delays for the software developer, and require additional staff for the end-user as well.”
ISC 2 believes that the certification will quickly gain currency amongst large enterprises with a likely possibility of software development companies along with financial services firms figuring amongst the early adopters.