A commitment to understanding security basics and the latest developments in security and privacy can greatly help organizations reduce the number and severity of exploitable software vulnerabilities, and react appropriately to ever-changing threat landscapes.
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This practice is a prerequisite for implementing the SDL. Foundational concepts for building better software include secure design, threat modeling, secure coding, security testing, and best practices surrounding privacy.
Software development team members in technical roles (developers, testers, and program managers) must attend at least one unique security training class each year. For training that is relevant to each development phase, see Recommended Training below.