Developing a Secure Programming Clinic

Principal Investigator: Ida Ngambeki

One of the major weaknesses in software today is the failure to practice defensive or secure programming. Most training programs include only a shallow introduction to secure programming, and fail to integrate and emphasize its importance throughout the curriculum.  Yet the community advocates for the inclusion of good coding practices into the teaching and practice of programming in learning institutions. This project is developing a secure programming clinic, analogous to a writing clinic, that does not require adding new courses, and can be integrated into existing curricula. The clinic provides continual reinforcement of the mechanisms, methods, technologies, and need for programming with security and robustness considerations throughout a student’s undergraduate coursework. 


Other PIs: Melissa Dark Matthew Bishop