Contrast Security Delivers Relevant, Easy-to-Understand Security Education for Developers to Secure Code Confidently
Code security leader expands its superior developer experience with the introduction of two new initiatives: Contrast Secure Code Learning Hub and Contrast Community
Los Altos, CA — December 13, 2022 — Contrast Security (Contrast), the code security platform built for developers and trusted by security, today announced the launch of its developer-focused security education program, Contrast Secure Code Learning Hub, and its developer-centered community forum, Contrast Community, both created to mitigate vulnerable coding. Contrast Secure Code Learning Hub is a free program for developers that will provide interactive lessons on vulnerabilities across a variety of languages and ecosystems, while Contrast Community will serve as a safe and inclusive space for developers to advance their knowledge and understanding of code security.
A recent survey revealed that 67% of developers admitted that they routinely left known vulnerabilities and exploits in their code. The reasoning behind this ranged from limitations of tight deadlines to prioritization of functionality over security, but one consistent takeaway from the survey was that developers lack the right training or knowledge about the severity of a problem and how to fix it. Contrast recognizes the need for more developer security education that is relevant, easy to understand, actionable and engaging for developers, and why it launched these two new initiatives.
Contrast Community aims to support all types of developers whether they are new to the topic or have been working in the security space for years, including existing Contrast users–paid and free–and independent developers. The community will offer the following benefits to its user base in 2023:
- Exclusive community-only events
- Hands-on demo sessions
- Technical Support
- Early access to exclusive Contrast content
- Eligibility to become part of Contrast’s upcoming Ambassador Program
“Developers have continued to take more responsibility for code security, and as security vendors, we need to do more than just offer competitive security tools. At Contrast, we are breaking the vicious cycle and educating developers on what vulnerabilities they are scanning for, how critical it is to remediate them and how the vulnerabilities will impact their code,” said Steve Wilson, Chief Product Officer at Contrast Security. “That is why we’re incredibly proud to roll out the Contrast Secure Code Learning Hub and Contrast Community. Our mission as a company to get secure code moving for developers starts with us educating development teams on what these vulnerabilities are and how they can be remediated - all for free!”
About Contrast Security (Contrast):
A world leading code security platform company purposely built for developers to get secure code moving swiftly and trusted by security teams to protect business applications. Developers, security and operations teams quickly secure code across the complete software development life cycle (SDLC) with Contrast to protect against today’s targeted application security (AppSec) attacks. Contrast also makes security testing available to all developers for free with CodeSec.
Founded in 2014 by cybersecurity industry veterans, Contrast was established to replace legacy AppSec solutions that cannot protect modern enterprises. With today’s pressures to develop business applications at increasingly rapid paces, the Contrast Secure Code Platform defends and protects against full classes of common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). This allows security teams to avoid spending time on focusing false positives and remediate true vulnerabilities faster. Contrast’s platform solutions for code assessment, testing, protection, serverless, supply chain, APIs and languages help enterprises achieve true DevSecOps transformation and compliance.
Contrast protects against major cybersecurity attacks for its customer base which represents some of the largest brand-name companies in the world, including BMW, DocuSign, AXA, Zurich, SOMPO Japan and American Red Cross, as well as numerous other leading global Fortune 500 enterprises. Contrast partners with global organizations such as AWS, Microsoft, IBM Cloud, Guidepoint, Deloitte and Carahsoft, to seamlessly integrate and achieve the highest level of security for customers.
The growing demand for the world’s only platform for code security has landed the company on some of the most prestigious lists including the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and has designated Contrast as one of the fastest growing companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List.
Learn more: https://www.contrastsecurity.com/
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