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An AppSec Report Card: Developers Barely Passing
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Robert McDougal
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9/19/2014 | 11:18:23 AM
Colleges are the problem
In my experience, the problem is the computer science curriculum taught in colleges. As a computer science grad myself I saw first-hand that the main priority was teaching programming basics, a handful of algorithms and shove you out the door. It was essentially an education assembly line.


Since my time in school nothing much seems to have changed because the majority of newly graduated CS majors I have worked with have never heard of OWASP or were taught how to prevent even a simple SQL injection vulnerability. Colleges need to change their teaching guidelines or nothing will ever change. However, getting colleges to change is like turning a barge around, it will take time.
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