Security Innovation Launches TEAM Academy, the Next Generation of Application Security Training

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Unites eLearning, Best Practices Guidance and Integration with SAST/DAST Tools for a Complete Learning Platform

"TEAM Academy helps developers write secure code and more efficiently remediate vulnerabilities - thereby reducing the time to fix existing security problems and reducing the number of problems in future builds." Jason Taylor, CTO, Security Innovation

Leveraging its history as an application security consultancy and trainer, Security Innovation announced the availability of TEAM Academy, a unique and innovative approach to application security education. Instead of training being a one-time event, TEAM (Training, Education And Mentoring) Academy combines the foundational training of our TEAM Professor eLearning with “just-in-time” implementation best practices of the TEAM Mentor secure software knowledgebase. This comprehensive approach gives each development team member the knowledge they need, when they need it, to build security into their application throughout the software development lifecycle.

Now that Security Innovation’s 15 years of expert research and assessment knowledge available in a single platform, organizations can cost-effectively bolster software security to meet the requirements of secure coding best practices and standards compliance. With the most comprehensive content in the industry, any IT or Development Team with varying skills level can immediately benefit from TEAM Academy.

“TEAM Academy helps users create secure software throughout the development process,” said Jason Taylor, CTO of Security Innovation. “Engineers rely on it to write secure code and to more efficiently find and remediate vulnerabilities, thereby reducing the time to fix existing security problems and reducing the number of security problems in future builds.”

TEAM Academy currently integrates with popular Static/Dynamic Analysis Security Testing (SAST/DAST) and development tools including HP Fortify, Checkmarx, Eclipse, and Visual Studio. By mapping prescriptive vulnerability remediation guidance and application security best practices to tool findings, developers can more quickly address vulnerabilities, embed security into their software, and significantly boost productivity.

TEAM Academy comprises 4,500 searchable guidance assets, over 60 eLearning courses, and is licensed to more than 300,000 users. All content is regularly updated by Security Innovation’s dedicated research and vulnerability assessment teams. Future plans include integration with other technologies and the addition of “learning paths” that allow users to access subject- and syntax-relevant guidance.

TEAM Academy delivers the following user benefits:

  • Scalable and cost-effective: Offered as a SaaS or customer-hosted solution, TEAM Academy can be rolled out quickly to thousands at a fraction of the cost of instructor-led training. Browser-based, it requires no plug-in software to install, manage, troubleshoot or update.
  • Flexible learning assets: Coding Standards, Architecture Standards, Penetration Testing Methodologies, eLearning Courses, Code Examples and Checklists
  • Course content covers:

o All roles: Architect, Developer, Tester/QA, Manager and technical staff
o All major platforms: Web, Cloud, Mobile, Stand-alone, Embedded, Database, etc
o All major Languages: .Net, Java, C/C++, C#, PHP, Objective C
o Popular Regulation/Framework – PCI-DSS, OWASP, Security Engineering

“Building security into software at the coding stage is one of the most important steps you can take for the longevity of the application and enterprise security,” said Ed Adams, CEO of Security Innovation. “IT organizations need assistance in understanding how to address application security at the developer level and throughout the lifecycle, and our integrated training platform addresses this critical need.”

Security Innovation specializes in Software Security & Privacy. For over a decade, the company has helped organizations build and deploy more secure software systems and harden their data protection efforts. Security Innovation’s training solutions provide development teams with the skills needed to build security in and code defensively, and it’s Application Assessment solutions help identify and remediate problems in a single software application, an portfolio of enterprise applications, or within the development process itself.

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