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Security Journey Unveils Recommended Learning Paths to Enhance Software Security Training

Application security is paramount in today's tech landscape, as cyber threats continue to evolve and regulatory requirements become increasingly stringent. To meet these challenges, Security Journey, a prominent provider of secure coding training, has launched "Recommended Learning Paths" designed to bolster software security knowledge and align with compliance needs.

In 2022, the tech industry witnessed an unprecedented number of new Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), setting the stage for a year of heightened security concerns. As 2023 unfolds, the trend of increasing vulnerabilities appears set to continue. Development teams face the daunting task of maintaining agility and rapid time-to-market, all while ensuring the production of secure code. This challenge is further compounded by regulatory pressures, with the new US National Cybersecurity Strategy mandating that application developers prioritize security throughout the software development lifecycle.

For organizations navigating this complex terrain, determining the most effective training approach can be a daunting task. Compliance regulations like PCI DSS emphasize the importance of role-specific secure code training for developers. It is precisely in this context that Security Journey's Recommended Learning Paths come into play.

These learning paths offer a carefully curated selection of lessons, thoughtfully compiled by application security experts. The aim is to enhance knowledge, streamline training, ensure compliance, and address post-breach audit recommendations. In a rapidly changing security landscape, these paths provide organizations with a structured and efficient approach to enhancing software security.

Joe Ferrara, CEO of Security Journey, commented on the launch of these learning paths, highlighting their importance in addressing market demands: "The overwhelming customer response to these new training paths is testament to strong market demand. Every organization wants to ensure it is training each role in the development team effectively, with the application security concepts that matter most to them—whether to proactively improve security knowledge or meet compliance requirements. Until now, nothing on the market truly delivered role- or compliance-based training like this. It will ultimately help organizations to produce more secure code, which saves money, builds trust, and drives innovation."

Recommended Learning Paths offer organizations several advantages, including:

  1. Customization: They eliminate the guesswork in selecting the right lessons to meet specific organizational needs.

  2. Proactive Learning: Development teams can proactively enhance their knowledge of secure coding.

  3. Compliance Assurance: Organizations can easily achieve regulatory compliance by aligning their training with specific compliance requirements.

  4. Post-Breach Response: The paths enable organizations to respond effectively to post-breach audit recommendations.

These Learning Paths come in two primary varieties:

1. Role-Based Learning Paths: Designed for key roles involved in software development, these paths feature three progressive levels of learning: Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level includes a limited number of lessons, with learners receiving certificates upon completing each level. These role-based paths cater to various roles, including Business Learner, Web Developer (Front-End and Back-End), Native Developer, Mobile Developer (iOS and Android), Data Scientist, QA Tester, DevSecOps, and Cloud Engineer.

2. Compliance-Based Learning Paths: These paths comprise collections of lessons aimed at helping learners achieve compliance goals while building advanced application security knowledge and skills. These paths consist of 24 lessons, offering efficiency in training, and culminate in a certificate upon completion. Currently, Security Journey offers Compliance-Based Learning Paths for OWASP Top 10, PCI DSS, and the White House Executive Order.

In addition to launching these Learning Paths, Security Journey has refreshed its content, offering 55 updated video-based lessons to ensure that learners have access to the latest security guidance.

In today's threat landscape, where secure coding and compliance are non-negotiable, Security Journey's Recommended Learning Paths provide organizations with a strategic and efficient approach to enhancing software security, saving time, and valuable resources. ###

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