Overview

Secure Code warrior helps enterprises reduce the risks and costs associated with application security by empowering developers to be the first line of defence in their organisation.

Secure Code Warrior is an online secure coding training platform that helps Developers to think and act with a security mind-set. A gamified approach to learning makes for an engaging experience and stops ‘bad’ code from entering your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) pipeline. Secure Code Warrior delivers developer-first training and tools that shifts the focus from reaction to prevention. A unique approach to training with features to maintain the engagement levels of developers through the life of the program, whilst meeting the overall security objectives of the organization through Assessments, Challenges, Metrics, Tournaments and Courses.

  • 40 + Languages & Frameworks
  • 4800 Security Challenges
  • 280+ Hours of Training Content
  • 145+ Vulnerabilities
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Prerequisites

Secure Code warrior helps enterprises reduce the risks and costs associated with application security by empowering developers to be the first line of defence in their organisation. This is achieved through Assessments, Challenges, Metrics, Tournaments and Courses all within the Secure Code Warrior platform.

Courses:

Courses is a guided learning pathway made with language framework-specific modules that can be configured to level-up secure coding skills across your organisation. Courses can optionally be configured to be finished within a set timeframe or by a specific date to meet compliance and audit requirements. Each learning module is a collection of activities including video content, language framework specific coding challenges and check-point challenges, which build secure coding skills and awareness.

Tournaments:

Tournaments allow you to run engaging events that get your developers involved and interested in secure coding. Players are presented with a series of challenges that will ask them to identify the problem, locate the insecure code, and fix the vulnerability. All challenges are based on real code examples, and are ranked from easy through to fiendishly hard! With Tournaments, kicking off your security awareness program couldn’t be more fun and engaging. It’s also the perfect way to drive awareness and promote your application security program to the rest of your organisation.

Reduce Recurring Vulnerabilities:

Level-up developer secure coding skills

  • Predefined templates focus on OWASP Top 10, Injection Flaws, Frontend, Desktop Database and Mainframe language frameworks
  • Build unique Courses to stop company-specific recurring vulnerabilities

Build a Secure Coding Culture:

Engage your team with role-specific gamified training

  • Target specific vulnerabilities with configurable learning modules
  • Mix and match vulnerability, difficulty and playing mode
  • Coding Challenges - Interactive language and framework-specific gamified exercises
  • In-built recognition and reward with badges

Help Achieve Compliance:

Empower organisational compliance

  • Powerful reporting to track and monitor training progress across your organisation
  • Set completion deadlines for auditing objectives
  • Reduce the administrative burden and keep teams on track with automated invites and reminders
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Outline

Secure Code Warrior

Secure Code Warrior (SCW) helps enterprises reduce the risks and costs associated with application security by empowering developers to be the first line of defence in their organisation. Secure Code Warrior is an online secure coding training platform that helps Developers to think and act with a security mind-set. A gamified approach to learning makes for an engaging experience and stops ‘bad’ code from entering your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) pipeline. Secure Code Warrior delivers developer-first training and tools that shifts the focus from reaction to prevention. A unique approach to training with features to maintain the engagement levels of developers through the life of the program, whilst meeting the overall security objectives of the organization through Simulations, Assessments, Challenges, Games, Metrics, Tournaments and Courses.

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Why SCW?

You're here because you want to start left but maybe you don't know where to begin? And we want you to start left because we want you to think and act with a secure coding mindset; without needing to become a security expert. We ultimately want you to ship secure code with confidence - and we can help you learn how to do it.

Secure Code Warrior makes it fast and fun for you, and developers like you, to write secure code from the beginning, and to measure and improve your secure coding skills. Our online portal provides the tools and knowledge you need to write secure code from the beginning - making security highly visible and making learning fun with our gamified secure coding challenges.

We’ve designed and built our platform to be fun, competitive and engaging. Whether undertaking hands-on training and assessments, competing in secure coding Tournaments or being aided by a real-time guidance solution, our approach will help you become a recognized first line of defence for your company’s code.

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Hone Your Skills

We tap into your natural spirit of competition through game-based secure coding challenges designed to encourage teamwork and make learning more fun. Our gamified platform has leader boards and configurable point systems. Our real-time guidance solution helps you identify and fix secure coding issues in real-time. The more you use the tools in our platform, the better you’ll become at secure coding, and you can measure your results along the way.

  • 40 + Languages & Frameworks
  • 4800 Security Challenges
  • 280+ Hours of Training Content
  • 145+ Vulnerabilities

Demonstrate Your Expertise

Benchmarking your own results against those of other developers within the same team, company or industry can help you understand and showcase how your skills measure up. You can view your own Secure Code Warrior scorecard to know your key strengths and indicate areas where additional training would be useful. 'Learn-by-doing' activities focus on common software vulnerabilities to enhance your individual secure code development skills.

Learn While You Code

With Secure Code Warrior’s real-time guidance solution, you can write secure code more consistently and faster; learning secure coding while you work. In the same way a spell-checker might assist authors, it helps coders to be aware of, and adhere to, secure coding recipes; instantly highlighting how ‘bad code’ can be turned into ‘good code’ that is secure, and helps you code in a way that is more consistent, faster, and avoids security bugs.

Defend Your Code

85% of exploited vulnerabilities are attributed to just 10 known vulnerabilities – the OWASP Top 10. Secure Code Warrior’s self-paced learning content covers over 50 different vulnerability types including OWASP Top 10. Our hands-on challenges are continuously revised and updated for new coding frameworks and vulnerability types. View full list of supported languages and vulnerabilities.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I create an account on myQA.com?

There are a number of ways to create an account. If you are a self-funder, simply select the "Create account" option on the login page.

If you have been booked onto a course by your company, you will receive a confirmation email. From this email, select "Sign into myQA" and you will be taken to the "Create account" page. Complete all of the details and select "Create account".

If you have the booking number you can also go here and select the "I have a booking number" option. Enter the booking reference and your surname. If the details match, you will be taken to the "Create account" page from where you can enter your details and confirm your account.

Find more answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQs: Bookings & Cancellations page.

How do QA’s virtual classroom courses work?

Our virtual classroom courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training, without leaving your home or office. Our learning professionals are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on exercises wherever they are.

We use the WebEx video conferencing platform by Cisco. Before you book, check that you meet the WebEx system requirements and run a test meeting (more details in the link below) to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If it doesn’t work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.

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How do QA’s online courses work?

QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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When will I receive my joining instructions?

Joining instructions for QA courses are sent two weeks prior to the course start date, or immediately if the booking is confirmed within this timeframe. For course bookings made via QA but delivered by a third-party supplier, joining instructions are sent to attendees prior to the training course, but timescales vary depending on each supplier’s terms. Read more FAQs.

When will I receive my certificate?

Certificates of Achievement are issued at the end the course, either as a hard copy or via email. Read more here.

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