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SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. We created this blog so that we could keep you posted on new developments in software assurance and our ongoing work in this area.

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By: Stacy Simpson, SAFECode

Next week, tens of thousands of security professionals will gather once again in San Francisco to talk all things security, including software security. At SAFECode, this is one of our favorite times of the year, despite the fact that many might not know we are even there.

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By Vishal Asthana, Security Compass (former) with Altaz Valani, Security Compass

Ever wonder what it is like to work on a SAFECode project team? Two of our Champions – Vishal Asthana and Altaz Valani were kind enough to participate in a short Q&A; about their experience working on the Security Champions and other SAFECode projects.

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This is the closing post to our Security Champions Series. Read all of the posts below. Part One: Start 2019 Strong: Join SAFECode for Our Month of Champions Part Two: Building Secure Software: It Takes a Champion Part Three: Putting a Face to Software SCs Part Four: How to Build an Effective Security Champions Program […]

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Security Champions Podcast: Final Thoughts

Hosted by John Martin, Boeing. Featuring Tania Ward, Dell and Nick Ozmore, Veracode

As the Month of Champions comes to an end, join the Security Champions Team as they offer some parting advice on developing a successful Security Champions program.

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Part One: Start 2019 Strong: Join SAFECode for Our Month of Champions Part Two: Building Secure Software: It Takes a Champion Part Three: Putting a Face to Software SCs Part Four: How to Build an Effective Security Champions Program Part Five: Warning: Six Signs Your Security Champions Program is in Trouble Part Six: Kicking off […]

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By Vishal Asthana, Security Compass (former) with Manuel Ifland, Siemens

This post will cover how to roll out a Security Champions (SC) program in a sustainable way. As you can imagine, kicking off the program with a huge disruption to engineering’s workflow will not help repair security’s reputation as an obstacle. So, a thoughtful kick-off is key to successful program adoption.

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By Tania Ward, Dell with Altaz Valani, Security Compass

Sometimes, despite the best intentions, Security Champion (SC) programs can run into trouble. Often, when launching a new initiative, it takes a bit of trial and error to get things right

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By: Tania Ward, Dell with Altaz Valani, Security Compass

In our first blog post on this topic we explained the need to support a security culture within the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and the key role of Security Champions (SCs) in helping us meet that need. In the second blog post we dove deeper into the core skills and capabilities of a SC. In this blog post, we answer the question, “How do you build an effective SC program in your organization?”

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Hosted by Altaz Valani, Security Compass and featuring Izar Tarandach, Autodesk and Vishal Asthana, Security Compass (former).

Listen in as members of the Security Champions team share insight into the development of a robust Security Champion.

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By Kristian Beckers, Siemens and John Martin, Boeing with Nick Ozmore, Veracode

This is the third post in SAFECode’s Month of Champions series on building and sustaining a successful Security Champions program. See here for Part One: Start 2019 Strong: Join SAFECode for Our Month of Champions and here for Part Two: Building Secure Software: It Takes a Champion.

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