MSDN Webcast: Digital Blackbelt Series: The Software Security Crisis: Selling Management on the Need to Invest in Secure Software Development (Level 100)Digital Blackbelt Webcast Series

As part of the on-going initiatives within Microsoft to make IT more secure, Microsoft US are running a series of live hour-long webcasts for developers called the 'Digital Blackbelt Series'.

They kick off on Friday Feb 4th at 7pm Irish time (11am PST) and run every two weeks till May. Content ranges from Level 100 (e.g. selling management on the need to write secure code) to 300 (e.g. the SQL injection attack in detail) - so there is something for everyone!

Topics include:

  • How to sell management on the need to invest in secure software development.
  • Building an intentionally secure development process.
  • Developer security principals and guidelines
  • Protecting secret data (connection strings, passwords etc.)
  • Defending the database: The SQL Injection Attack in detail
  • Defending the database: Making the right design choices
  • Beating the hacker: don't let them steal your code
  • Social Engineering and making your software and migitating system vulnerability

Click here to register or for more details on any of the individual webcasts.

Security Training DVDs on offer.

I also have a couple of security training DVDs left from last summer's Security Championship. The competition is over, but the content is still valid and useful - so if you would like something to learn in your own time - just drop me a line ( and I will pop one in the post for you. First come, first served!