Security threats are soaring, attacks are succeeding at unprecedented rates, and the human factor remains the weakest link in information security today
Wilmington, Mass. (PRWEB) August 12, 2009 -
Responding to a continued rise in cyber attacks, software security expert Security Innovation is waiving the access fee to its newest eLearning title, "Software Security Awareness," for a limited time. The course is suitable for employees of any organization with a commitment to building a culture of security around software application development.
"Software Security Awareness" is a 60-minute online self-paced course that illustrates the importance of software security, the stakes involved, and the best practices for minimizing software risks. Although the course sells for $295 per seat per year, Security Innovation will make the course free to anyone Wednesday, August 12 through Friday, August 14. , Simply visit elearning.securityinnovation.com, create an account by providing basic contact information, and begin taking the course immediately.
"Security threats are soaring, attacks are succeeding at unprecedented rates, and the human factor remains the weakest link in information security today," said Security Innovation CEO Ed Adams. "Too many practitioners are unaware of the simple steps they can take to build and deploy more secure software and make the cyber attacker's job more difficult. The business and technical need for application security awareness is urgent, and we're in a position to help so we are helping."
"Software Security Awareness" explores the following topics:
•identifying security activities for every role within the development organization
•root causes, risks and consequences of software vulnerabilities
•recognizing threats to critical assets
•best practices for managing software security risk in the development lifecycle
Security awareness: a growing need
More electronic records were breached in 2008 than the previous four years combined, according to the "2009 Verizon Business Data Breach Investigations Report" (DBIR) released April 15, and despite widespread concern over desktops, mobile devices, portable media and the like, 99 percent of all breached records were compromised from servers and applications, the report says.
The report also makes a strong case for basic security awareness: "Verizon Business investigative experts found … that nearly nine out of 10 breaches were considered avoidable if security basics had been followed," says a news release about the report.
"Software Security Awareness" is a new addition to the Security Innovation TeamProfessor eLearning catalog.
About Security Innovation
Security Innovation is a leading provider of application security and data integrity solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Global technology vendors, enterprise IT organizations and the Federal Government rely on our solutions to build and deploy more secure software systems and protect confidential data. The company is headquartered in Wilmington, Mass., with offices in Seattle, WA and Beijing, China. For more information about Security Innovation, please visit http://www.securityinnovation.com or call +1.978.694.1008.