Effect of the Secure Programming Clinic on Learners’ Secure Programming Practices
M. Dark, L. Stuart, I. Ngambeki, and M. Bishop, “Effect of the Secure Programming Clinic on Learners’ Secure Programming Practices,” Proceedings of the 20th Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education (June 2016).
In order to improve the abilities of students to write robust programs (“secure programming”) without adding new classes or material in existing classes, a Secure Programming Clinic that functions analogously to an English writing clinic has been developed. This paper reports on preliminary results from an instance of the clinic at a large university. Given the statistics obtained from this trial, the clinic improved the students’ secure programming behavior and helped students develop a deeper understanding of secure programming concepts.