In honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (hey, if you didn’t know about it, don’t feel bad. We didn’t either), Checkmarx — a global leader in software application security — has several things planned, the first of which is the launch of SecureDevKit to raise awareness.
The campaign is designed to give CISOs/CSOs and software development managers a kit that “includes physical and online tools to promote secure application development within their organizations.”
Asaph Schulman, VP Marketing at Checkmarx, suggests that the company’s efforts stem from an apparent jump in hackers exploiting an assortment of vulnerabilities in web and mobile applications.
Schulman says that the vulnerabilities in question typically exist from the earliest development stages and largely go undetected “until it’s too late.”
So what’s the goal here? Avoiding mistakes before security issues occur.
“With the #SecureDevAware campaign, we are providing, free of charge, a kit with a structured program to allow companies to sharpen their developers’ security acumen in a fun and interactive way so many of the most common security vulnerabilities can be avoided in the first place,” Schulman tells us.
The physical kit includes everything needed to raise awareness within a development organization for application security — and to have some fun at the same time. The kit contains teaser cards, a poster of security tips, stickers, bag pins, Game of Hacks t-shirts as well as instructions for organizing a Game of Hacks Challenge in the workplace.
Secure Development Kits can be ordered here.