We’ve been talking a lot about application security since we started this blog, and one thing we’ve been tracking closely are training and certification programs. While we couldn’t talk about it, we’ve been quietly involved with the Institute for Certified Application Security Specialists. We reviewed the program during development, and were overall pretty impressed. It has very similar requirements to the CSSLP, but is more cost effective for security practitioners… something we can all appreciate in this economy. Believe it or not, despite my not-infrequent diatribes against various certifications, I actually went through the process myself and am fully certified. What I really appreciate is how pragmatic the program is, and how it really reflects the operational realities of application security.
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