O.9 Secure Software Development

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This knowledge unit ensures that students know how to write robust, secure software. These methods taught in this class should lead to software that maintains the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of the software and data.

Specific topics to be covered in this knowledge unit include, but are not limited to:

  • Secure programming principles and practices
  • Constructive techniques (What process might provide for "good code.")

Outcome: Students should be able to demonstrate that they understand the techniques specifying program behavior, the classes of well-known defects, and how they manifest themselves in various languages.

Outcome: Students will understand how poor coding affects security and can identify common coding errors. Students will demonstrate that they are capable of authoring programs that are free from defects and can document their code with clear and succinct explanations, so other people can enhance and maintain the developed code.