NASA receives secure coding learning program for developers

NASA space and ground systems developers will be trained by Safari, a leading global platform for technology and business learning. The “Secure Coding and Coding Standards” tutorial will give NASA developers the groundwork necessary to begin the journey of secure software development and help ensure mission success.

Curated secure coding and coding standards tutorial

The “Secure Coding and Coding Standards” tutorial is a navigational tool to essential curated content from top books and video courses in Safari’s extensive library. It gives learners the confidence to begin coding securely and provides them pointers to important resources to further advance their knowledge.

The tutorial was hand-curated by Robert C. Seacord, noted security consultant and author of “The CERT C Coding Standard,” Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2014), “Secure Coding in C and C++,” Second Edition (Addison-Wesley, 2013), and co-author of “Java Coding Guidelines: 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs” (Addison-Wesley, 2014), and “The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java” (Addison-Wesley, 2012). These Secure Coding Standards have been adopted by a large number of organisations including Cisco and Oracle.

Secure coding as a critical discipline

“Secure coding has been increasingly recognised as a critical discipline in the development of secure software systems,” said Seacord. “A tutorial is an effective way for developers to access the most important and timely information from leading industry experts.”

“Safari Tutorials save learners time and effort by presenting only the most essential information about a topic,” said Jennifer Gaspar, Product Manager for Safari Tutorials. “The Secure Coding and Coding Standards” Tutorial provides NASA’s developers with an expert’s hand-selected course through some of the world’s top secure coding content, customised to NASA’s specific learning objectives.”