As part of the recent announcement of the formation of the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), The Linux Foundation has also announced a new professional certificate program, Secure Software Development Fundamentals. This certificate program is offered through edX, the non-profit online learning platform launched by Harvard and MIT.
Security is a growing concern in software development. Virtually every piece of software is subject to attack, and it’s important to be prepared. It also makes sense for your career – 48% of hiring managers surveyed for the 2020 Open Source Jobs Report stated hiring professionals with security expertise is a high priority.
The new program enables software developers to create and maintain systems that are much harder to successfully attack, reduce the damage when attacks are successful, and speed the response so that any latent vulnerabilities can be rapidly repaired. The best practices covered in the course apply to all software developers, and it includes information especially useful to those who use or develop open source software.
The program consists of three training courses:
- Secure Software Development: Requirements, Design, and Reuse (LFD104x)
- Secure Software Development: Implementation (LFD105x)
- Secure Software Development: Verification and More Specialized Topics (LFD106x)
The Linux Foundation and OpenSSF want to make this knowledge as accessible as possible, which is why each course is available to audit at no cost to the student. The professional certificate is available for a $597 fee, and awarded once all courses have been successfully completed. At a pace of one-to-two hours per week, the course can be completed in five months.
Enroll today and improve your security expertise.