Need Software Engineers to Develop Secure Software? Put It in Your Job Descriptions!

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Need Software Engineers to Develop Secure Software? Put It in Your Job Descriptions!

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Posted November 8, 2011 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence Cutter Business Technology Journal

Recently I had occasion to review software engineering position descriptions to try to understand what skills were sought after for entry-level software engineers. Much to my chagrin, I found that the top-level requirements, and for the most part the secondary requirements, made no mention of knowledge of how to develop secure software, how to avoid coding vulnerabilities, how to do threat modeling, and so on.