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Aspect Security Marks eLearning Curriculum Milestone With More Than 100,000 Modules in Use Worldwide

Web-Based Education Series Arms Developers With the Most Current Thinking Around Building Security Into Applications

COLUMBIA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- Aspect Security, a pioneer in application security, today announced that more than 100,000 individual modules of its eLearning curriculum are in use by developers worldwide at many corporate entities, including giants in the financial, shipping and logistics, and airline industries, and large government agencies.

Aspect Security eLearning is a web-based series for developers, managers, testers and security architects that helps companies resist application security breaches by educating those involved in creating applications. Aspect Security's eLearning curriculum features 53 learning modules at three different levels of technical depth.

Each module leverages educational best practices for comprehension and retention. The modules are approximately 20 minutes in length and feature regular quizzes to aid in comprehension and retention. Now, with the addition a module dedicated to mobile application security, Aspect Security's eLearning curriculum offers a complete solution to application security education.

"We are very proud of our eLearning offering, which really stands alone in the industry for its breadth, levels of technical depth and suitability for deployment by even the most distributed global enterprise," said Andi McDowell, VP, Products and Administration, Aspect Security. "We put a great deal of effort into designing a curriculum and a deployment system to meet the needs of a wide range of organizations and raise the bar in the industry for application security education."

"Application security is the single greatest area of vulnerability for enterprise IT right now, and is largely a 'people problem' -- in our experience the single most effective way an organization can address this is to train developers in secure coding," said Jeff Williams, Aspect Security CEO and Co-Founder of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). "In this increasingly connected universe, developers need to be armed with the right knowledge about application security and how to address vulnerabilities so that they can write secure code from the outset."

Angel, global leader in enterprise, cloud-based, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and call-center customer experience solutions, deployed Aspect's interactive eLearning modules for its secure application development training.

"PCI Level I certification was a huge achievement for us, and thanks to Aspect, the development team was well prepared for the process. With Aspect eLearning we were able to deploy a very cost-effective remote training solution that turned out to be more effective than the instructor-led options we explored," said Ian Macdonald, Senior Systems & Security Architect, Angel.

Download the full case study here https://www.aspectsecurity.com/case-study/

Aspect eLearning Modules
Aspect's eLearning for Secure Application Development includes a comprehensive selection of web based interactive modules. Each module features culturally neutral content that is suitable for use by English-speaking developers around the world. Organizations with Learning Management Systems (LMS) can have the modules delivered directly, or a hosting solution can be provided by Aspect.

The modules are organized into three tiers by level of technical depth:

  • Awareness Series - Includes 11 modules that deliver a general overview of application security suitable for IT executives and managers as well as developers, testers and security architects.
  • Technical Series - Features 35 modules that emphasize more technical topics including the OWASP Top Ten, PCI awareness, how to prevent Cross-Site Scripting, Clickjacking and other attacks, designed for developers, managers, testers, and security architects.
  • Specialist Series - Offers 7 modules on advanced methodologies and application security verification and is geared towards security-focused managers, testers and architects.

Customers may choose to purchase the entire 53 module curriculum or select content a la carte, tailored to meet their specific training needs. Designed for groups rather than individual users, the minimum order is $5,000.

Organizations and developers interested in learning more about Aspect's eLearning for Secure Application Development can download the curriculum, explore a course-mapping guide and view an interactive demo at www.aspectsecurity.com/services/elearning/.

For new customers of the eLearning offering, Aspect Security is offering 15 months for the price of 12, an offer valid through February 1, 2013. For more information, please visit www.aspectsecurity.com/services/elearning/.

About Aspect Security
Founded in 2002, Aspect Security is a consulting firm focused exclusively on application security, ensuring that the software that drives business is protected against hackers. Aspect Security's engineers analyze, test and validate on average of 5,000,000 lines of critical application code every month. The company unearths more than 10,000 vulnerabilities every year across a wide range of technologies and architectures, and the company's practical recommendations dramatically improve clients' security posture.

Aspect Security has taught tens of thousands of people around the world how to build, test and deploy secure applications, making the company a leader in application security training. Flexible delivery options include instructor-led training either in-person or via webcast or on-demand through an innovative eLearning curriculum.

CEO Jeff Williams is a Co-Founder of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), through which he has made vast industry contributions including: the OWASP Top Ten, Enterprise Security API (ESAPI), Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS), Risk Rating Methodology and WebGoat.

For more information, please visit www.aspectsecurity.com.

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