Cigital Releases Software Security Training For DevelopersSecureAssist plug-in integrates into Eclipse development environment and examines code in real time
DULLES, Va., August 12, 2010—Cigital, Inc., a leading software
security consulting firm, announces the public availability
of SecureAssist , a
real-time software security training service in its WhiteBox
line. SecureAssist is a small rule-driven plug-in that integrates
into the Eclipse development environment and examines code in real
time. As developers are working with the code, SecureAssist can
be invoked to look for a wide variety of software security
defects, including many of the OWASP Top Ten and related issues. When
a potential defect is found, SecureAssist provides to the developer
detailed feedback on the issue, remediation strategies, and sources
of additional information.
To make SecureAssist as easy to deploy as eLearning, Cigital provides
the service through seat-based licensing with an easy-to-use knowledge
update feature. This allows Cigital to continuously push new rules
and knowledge directly to developers. It also allows firms to
easily add in local coding standards and guidance as part on their
ongoing software security program.
The SecureAssist service is an annual subscription that provides
built-in training material, a growing rule set, and the ability
for developers to mark potential issues as false positives. Because
the underlying knowledge base is in XML, it also allows for easy
customization, including addition of local policies, coding
standards, references, pointers to secure-by-design libraries, and
even additional eLearning modules.
"SecureAssist pushes software security training and defect
prevention even earlier in the software development lifecycle," said
Sammy Migues, Principal and Director of Training at Cigital. "This
means developers actually learn about the problem and the solution
while they are coding, dramatically reducing future defect
creation, and reducing other expenses associated with static
analysis, dynamic analysis, and pen testing because there are
simply fewer defects to remediate."
Cigital is currently taking orders for SecureAssist for Java for
the Eclipse development environment. It will begin taking orders
for SecureAssist for C# and VB.NET for the Visual Studio
environment in October 2010.
For more information and to schedule a demonstration visit
Cigital, Inc. is the leading software security and quality
consulting firm in the world. Established in 1992, Cigital plans
and implements initiatives that help organizations ensure their
applications are secure and reliable while also improving the way
they build and deploy software. Our recognized experts apply a
combination of proven methodologies, tools, and best practices to
meet each client's unique requirements. Cigital is headquartered outside
Washington, D.C. with regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and
India. For more information, visit http://www.cigital.com.