Checkmarx Expands Codebashing Developer Application Security Training with New Interactive Mobile Security Courses
October 18, 2017

Checkmarx is launching new mobile security courses for developers. The interactive courses include secure coding for Android Java, Android Kotlin, iOS Objective C and iOS Swift.

The importance of integrating security tests in the software development life cycle is commonly discussed and widely agreed upon, yet getting developers to write secure code to begin with is known to be a challenge. According to the SANS 2016 State of Application Security survey, the lack of application security (AppSec) skills, tools and methods are top challenges organizations face when implementing AppSec solutions.

This is due to the fact that security courses are sporadic or otherwise interfere with the developer’s work routine. They oftentimes fail to address the precise challenge and provide an overload of information. As a result, many training sessions and classes are ineffective, lack real-time impact, and are quickly forgotten.

Checkmarx addresses this challenge by offering developers contextual and digestible bite-size training modules, at the exact moment they are needed when encountering a vulnerability. Furthermore, the training is dynamic and interactive, prompting developers to deliver secure code in just a few minutes of training.

“In a development ecosystem where secure development is required by many regulatory compliances, it is crucial to ensure developer adoption. This is why we came up with a gamified solution that developers will actually use. By getting developers to deliver code which is secure to begin with, we see faster time to market and a significant reduction in costs,” John Yeo, Co-Founder Codebashing, a Checkmarx company.

Checkmarx’s Codebashing offering for mobile solves an ever growing need in secure mobile applications that are often highly vulnerable.

The new mobile courses are available today.

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