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Tackling Developer Security Training


Think About Your Audience Before Choosing a Webinar Title

Sponsored by AWS

Thursday, August 12, 2021
1 p.m. ET

Most AppSec programs forget that there is only one team that can fix security flaws: the development team. While an AppSec strategy based on scanning will help you find flaws, the best approach avoids creating flaws in the first place. Yet developers often don’t have the training they need to prevent, identify or remediate code vulnerabilities. Very few university engineering programs include cybersecurity courses, and in a recent ESG survey of cybersecurity professionals, 35% of respondents reported that  less than half of their development teams are participating in formal security training.

In addition, security teams often don't have the bandwidth or expertise to teach development teams themselves. At the same time, existing training solutions are lengthy, generic, often just plain boring and produce lackluster results. How can organizations enable their development teams with the skills they need to code securely?

Tune in to this discussion with Veracode's director of developer relations Rey Bango to dig deeper into the developer security training conundrum. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of: 

  • The security skills and know-how developers need today
  • The types of security training that are most effective
  • The role of security champions
  • How the security and development teams can work together to ensure code is created securely from the start
Developer and Security Advocate - Veracode
Rey is a developer and security advocate at Veracode focused on helping the community build secure software and being a voice for developers within the company.

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What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

You’ve probably written a hundred abstracts in your day, but have you come up with a template that really seems to resonate? Go back through your past webinar inventory and see what events produced the most registrants. Sure – this will vary by topic but what got their attention initially was the description you wrote.

Paint a mental image of the benefits of attending your webinar. Often times this can be summarized in the title of your event. Your prospects may not even make it to the body of the message, so get your point across immediately.  Capture their attention, pique their interest, and push them towards the desired action (i.e. signing up for your event). You have to make them focus and you have to do it fast. Using an active voice and bullet points is great way to do this.

Always add key takeaways. Something like this....In this session, you’ll learn about:

  • You know you’ve cringed at misspellings and improper grammar before, so don’t get caught making the same mistake.
  • Get a second or even third set of eyes to review your work.
  • It reflects on your professionalism even if it has nothing to do with your event.