On September 8, 2016 Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute will host the 2016 CERT Secure Coding Symposium. The purpose of the event is to bring together software development and assurance professionals to discuss current challenges in the areas of secure coding practice adoption and software assurance.
Whether you are in the public or private sector, you rely on software being secure. Software-intensive systems are now connected in ways that weren’t imaginable just a few years ago. That connectedness allows for more opportunities for the security of software to be compromised. As systems continue to become more complicated, we need to develop them in ways that assure robustness to unintended environments and uses. Secure coding practices aid in developing systems that follow best practices for avoiding vulnerabilities that come from unintended uses of the programming languages. They also help verify that software avoids common security-related defects, such as buffer overflows, that can lead to unauthorized control, loss of sensitive data, or service interruptions. Join us to hear from leaders and practitioners from industry, the government, and academia about challenges, solution approaches, and trends in secure coding and secure software development.
We have limited the event to no more than 150 professionals to encourage full audience participation within a community of experts.