Summit on Education in Secure Software
Collaborator: Prof. Diana Burley (The George Washington University)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, through a grant to The George Washington University
The goal of SESS was to develop a comprehensive agenda focused on the challenges of secure software education. This summit invited cybersecurity stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and certification and training institutions to discuss the goals of teaching secure programming and the current state of that teaching. We then used that discussion as the basis of a collaborative effort to suggest new approaches, and improve existing approaches, to improve the quality of that education and to enable it to reach a broader audience. As a result, the workshop final report outlines a comprehensive agenda for secure software education that includes objectives for different audiences, teaching methods, resources needed, and problems that are foreseen to arise.
See the report's executive summary for a list of recommendations, and the road maps for detailed expositions and analyses leading to the recommendations.