Dec 13, 2019

Security practices makes security perfect

Secure Code Warrior

Secure Code Warrior, a security training platform for developers, raised $47.6M in its recent Series B round of funding.

From Pieter Danhieux, co-founder and CEO of Secure Code Warrior:

Secure Code Warrior’s vision is to make developers the first line of defense by making security highly visible and providing them with the skills and tools needed to write secure code from the beginning.

Founded in 2015, Secure Code Warrior uses gamification to help developers learn security best practices.

What’s the big picture? Security is a serious issue. And developers are increasingly responsible for securing their code.

According to GitLab’s Global Developer Report, 69% of all respondents say that developers are expected to write secure code, yet a whopping 68% of security professionals feel that less than half of developers are able to spot security vulnerabilities.

A few solutions. There has been an uptick in the number of new tools in recent years to help developers write more secure code. Much of this growth is driven by new workflow automations, like dependency analysis and code scanning.

Big tech companies are adapting to this new world, too. GitHub can automatically open pull requests to update vulnerable packages. GitLab recently upgraded its platform to focus more on DevSecOps by adding security dashboards, auto remediation tools, and security approvals.

Secure Code Warrior hopes to eliminate security issues before they even reach GitHub and GitLab by focusing on developer training.

With better training and stronger toolsets, developers can fix security issues earlier in the development process—or avoid them altogether.

The result? Developers can save time and resources by ensuring that expensive and complex bugs don’t bog down development later in the software development life cycle.

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