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Training Helps Users Understand & Combat Threats Throughout Entire Development Lifecycle
HERNDON, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- nVisium, the leading provider of application security tools, services and research for software development, today announced a comprehensive training platform called SecCasts. SecCasts is geared towards developers and security professionals who want to learn more about application security and best practices to detect and remediate vulnerabilities in source code, respectively.
"We felt that the current methods used to share knowledge throughout the security industry were not adequate enough to stay relevant," said Ken Johnson, CTO of nVisium. "Additionally, none of this training is realistically affordable for your average start-up or student. SecCasts is mobile and web application security-specific and priced at a fraction of the cost of traditional training (CBTs, webinars). We're aiming to deliver training in a format developers, students, and security professionals will find engaging and useful."
Traditionally, on premise training is resource intensive and expensive while computer-based training (CBT) is not geared towards a developer audience. The motivation behind SecCasts was driven by not only the price of existing training resources, but the format in which they were delivered. With strong roots in software development, the nVisium team recognized a gap in the market for affordable training for both security professionals and developers. SecCasts aims to close that gap and bring security training to developers in a way that they want to consume it.
"Devs consistently turn to resources like Nodecasts and RubyCasts to consume info via short, informal screencasts for those programming languages," said Jack Mannino, CEO of nVisium. "We're doing something very similar with SecCasts - short screencasts that focus on a single technique and emphasize security best practices, so users can quickly apply these methods to their own code and projects."
SecCasts is available now and includes short instructional screencasts, code snippets, descriptions and referenced links. nVisium breaks down the screencasts into two specific audiences: Breaker and Builder. Breaker is the offensive security track that teaches how to improve or use application security tools as well as assess or break web and mobile application security controls. Builder is the defensive security track that teaches how to enhance controls of a given language, framework, or platform.
nVisium was founded in 2009 to build a better way forward for securing software throughout the development life cycle. Headquartered within the Washington DC area, nVisium has proven experience securing what matters most for Fortune 500 clients, innovative software startups, and government organizations. The nVisium team founded and created the OWASP Mobile Security Project, which is a global initiative to improve the state of mobile application security through next-generation secure development techniques. The team has presented research at major industry conferences and continues to develop open source tools for developers and penetration testers. Follow @nVisium and @SecCasts.
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