“Veracode Security Labs engages and actively teaches developers by giving them a containerized space to work with real code and demonstrates how to avoid flaws that have led to some of the headline-making vulnerabilities of the last few years,” says Ian McLeod, Chief Product Officer at Veracode. “With this approach, in as little as five to 10 minutes, developers can learn new skills and deliver secure code on time.”
Developer training with tools like Security Labs is critical as vulnerabilities in code are easily weaponized—and they’re not going away anytime soon. Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) showed that web applications make up 39 percent of all breaches today. And with the recent cybersecurity executive order from the United States government, it’s more important than ever that organizations pay attention to the security of their code.
Data from a survey by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shows that a sizeable 53 percent of organizations provide security training to their developers less than once a year. With the responsibility falling on the shoulders of software engineers to keep up with the latest threats and secure coding skills on their own time, Veracode Security Labs can help check those critical training boxes.
Training for teams large and small
Veracode Security labs Enterprise Edition is great for engineering teams that need hundreds of short labs on a wider range of topics, with included features like a leaderboard and reporting. The Veracode Security Labs Community Edition is a complimentary version with select topics for individual developers who want to start learning on their own.
The most inexpensive bug to fix is the one that never gets created. Veracode Security Labs helps developers shift critical security knowledge “left,” or sooner in the software development lifecycle (SDLC) so that their code is checked early and often. In doing so, they’re able to leverage those critical nuggets of security knowledge into each step of the development process. Over time, the code developers produce is more secure with fewer flaws and potential exploits, with DevSecOps principles sticking with developers from project to project. That means your team can:
Grow essential skills that will help them patch real-world vulnerabilities while coding
Maintain an understanding of what cyber attackers like to exploit, and how they go about doing so
Quickly apply remediation guidance to the popular programming languages they use most
Improve their security knowledge overall while gaining more confidence in their coding skills
With features like assignments, progress reports, LinkedIn certification badges, and a leaderboard, the platform fosters healthy competition that encourages developers to level-up alongside their peers. Veracode Security Labs helps satisfy compliance requirements, too, enabling development and security teams to meet ongoing security training requirements and adjust course as industry needs change.
If you’re ready to get started, sign up for your free two-week trial of Veracode Security Labs here.