We are pleased to formally announce the availability of SAFECode Associate Membership. Through this change, SAFECode membership is now open to any organization with a demonstrated commitment to software assurance, expanding the membership beyond commercial technology providers for the first time in our history.

This marks an exciting and significant milestone for SAFECode and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring. Associate Members will play a key role in contributing to our technical work and in promoting software assurance best practices. They will also join our network of software assurance practitioners, benefitting from a unique collaboration around software assurance practices, trends and resources.

By expanding the organization through Associate Membership, we are able to harness knowledge from a broader set of experts in service of our mission, helping us to deliver new and more diverse software assurance resources, including new training courses for our Security Engineering Training by SAFECode program.

In addition, the response to SAFECode published guidance has demonstrated that our best practices have been applicable to a diverse set of organizations. This has led to many different types of companies expressing interest in SAFECode membership. Associate Membership will enable us to meet this demand and more directly support a broader segment of the software development landscape.

If you would like more information on Association Membership, please visit our membership page or contact us at info at safecode.org. For those attending the RSA Conference this week in San Francisco, we invite you to attend our networking reception on Wednesday evening to meet our current members and learn more.