Secure Code Warrior®, the global secure coding company, today launched Secure Code Bootcamp, a free mobile application that empowers junior developers, students and graduates to learn secure coding as well as raise security awareness and skills, on-the-go.
Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Flemish Agency of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (VLAIO), Secure Code Warrior designed the Secure Code Bootcamp app to deliver a fun and engaging way to learn how to locate and identify OWASP vulnerabilities in specific language:frameworks. The mobile app enables users to progressively develop their secure coding abilities as they move through the challenges, and graduate with fundamental security skills, taking them to the next level in their aspiring careers as coders.
Pieter Danhieux, CEO and Co-founder, Secure Code Warrior said, “To support the 2020 European Cyber Security Month, and show our ongoing commitment to giving back to the developer community, we are offering early-stage coders a free mobile app designed to help develop a security-first mindset when creating code. By using the Secure Code Bootcamp app, users will have access to practical resources and challenges at their fingertips, anytime, anywhere.”
“Due to increasing attacks against UK businesses there is a growing demand for robust cybersecurity solutions across the board, for example, the UK government recently announced a funding boost for healthcare suppliers to improve the industry’s cybersecurity practices. With this inevitably comes the need for more security-aware developers. It’s rare for developers to encounter security before they enter the workforce, and with more aspects of daily life becoming reliant on software, it’s more important than ever to upskill the creators. Our app teaches young coders to recognise security early-on in their careers.”
With framework-specific, gamified activities and challenges, Secure Code Bootcamp helps users identify vulnerable code and develop essential code-review skills in different language:frameworks (Node.JS, Python:Django, Java:Spring, C# .NET: MVC). Additional features of the mobile app include:
- Gamification badges to unlock new challenges
- 14 vulnerability categories and sub-categories
- Instructional videos on OWASP vulnerabilities and foundational concepts
- Coaching feedback to build secure-coding knowledge
- Metrics to monitor progress
Kurt Ceuppens, Managing Director and CEO of NVISO commented, “Due to the current pandemic there is a growing reliance on technology for business continuity and our personal day-to-day, and as a result, trust in technology has become more important than ever. Cybersecurity fosters trust and it’s important we establish the right foundations early on. By empowering young professionals and early career coders with access to the right tools and resources they need to code securely, the Secure Code Bootcamp app is helping to build cyber resilience at a fundamental level.”
Secure Code Bootcamp app is available on Google Play Store. The app will launch on the Apple App store (iOS) later this year.
For more information, please visit: securecodewarrior.com/securecodebootcamp