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Bit9 Selects Security Innovation as their eLearning Provider for Secure Software Development

TeamProfessor™ scalable computer-based Training Courses will help the trust-based software company build internal expertise and rollout more robust products

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Security Innovation, Inc., an authority in application security, today announced that Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, has selected its market-leading TeamProfessor™ eLearning solution. The courses, which cover secure software design, secure coding and threat mitigation techniques, will be consumed by the company’s product development teams with the goal of augmenting its existing security focused software development lifecycle (SDLC) and ensuring that secure code development remains a top priority. Upon completion of the foundational course work, team members are required to take additional courses specific to their area of focus including advanced technology specific courses from the TeamProfessor™ library.

Microsoft set the bar for software vendors with the creation and internal implementation of their Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), an industry leading software assurance process. This prompted other security-conscious software vendors to roll out a secure, repeatable SDLC that ensures security is considered in earlier phases where the majority of vulnerabilities are introduced and most difficult to fix. Bit9’s adoption of Security Innovation’s eLearning platform is the latest movement in its forward-thinking approach to delivering quality software solutions to its growing customer base.

“Almost 1,000 companies globally depend on Bit9’s product to protect their servers, desktops, and laptops from advanced threats and attacks,” said Adam Liberman, VP of Engineering at Bit9. “It’s essential that our software is delivered with the utmost quality assurance, and that security is a major component of our lifecycle. Security Innovation’s expertise in secure software development and reputation made them an obvious choice for our secure design and coding training, which will be used to ensure we continue to provide our customers with the best possible products.”

“Organizations often fall into the trap of simply finding and fixing problems post-release and never really mature with respect to building security into their SDLC” said Ed Adams, CEO of Security Innovation. “I applaud Bit9 for addressing security early in the SDLC. Designing security into software reduces the risk of vulnerabilities being introduced during coding and helps ensure that threats are eliminated or mitigated early. “

Security Innovation’s experts are practicing developers and professional security testers and trainers. Course examples and content are pulled directly from a decade of experience conducting code reviews and application assessments for recognizable brands like Microsoft, HP, MassMutual, State Farm, Nike, FedEx, EMC, and others. Course content is peer reviewed and updated regularly, ensuring it is accurate and relevant to today’s attack trends.

About Security Innovation and TeamProfessorTM eLearning

Security Innovation is an established leader in the application security space and offers solutions based on the three pillars of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): standards, education and assessment. On a mission to help eliminate the root cause of most data breaches – insecure software applications – Security Innovation helps organizations build internal expertise, uncover critical vulnerabilities and integrate security into their software development lifecycle.

Security Innovation’s TeamProfessor eLearning platform serves as the foundation for security awareness and application vulnerability assessment, remediation and prevention. Today, it offers the industry’s largest application security training curriculum with more than 45 courses and over 90 hours of real-world content. Popular topics include Mobile Security (awareness and secure development for Android, iPhone, and iOS), secure coding (.NET, Java, C/C++, C#, PHP, Oracle), PCI and OWASP.

About Bit9

Bit9, the global leader in Advanced Threat Protection, protects the intellectual property (IP) of the world’s leading brands with innovative, trust-based security solutions that detect and prevent sophisticated malware and cyberthreats. Bit9 stops advanced persistent threats (APTs) by combining real-time sensors, cloud-based software reputation services, continuous monitoring and trust-based application control and whitelisting. Bit9 is the only company to stop both Flame and the malware that caused the RSA breach. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com, follow us on Twitter @Bit9, Facebook and Google+, or call +1 617-393-7400.

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Source: Security Innovation