Secure Coder

Build the skills a successful secure coder needs with our library of role-based courses and learning paths. Learn how to develop and write secure code in a way that protects against security vulnerabilities like bugs, defects and logic flaws.



What does a secure coder do?

Secure coders take proactive steps to introduce secure coding methodologies before the application or software is introduced into a production environment, often following recommendations from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation.


Secure coder career paths

Domain knowledge

  • Software development
  • Vulnerability Assessment

Related job titles

  • Security software developer
  • Software testing engineer

Common certifications

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • Software Developer
  • Secure Software Assessor

Training Material

Suggested courses for secure coders

HTML5 Security

An understanding of HTML5 security is key to providing a first line of defense in your web applications. Many web applications use server side and database technology; most use JavaScript, nearly all use HTML5. HTML5 is a living standard, meaning that there will be no new versions, only additions to the existing version. Therefore, studying and passing the HTML5 Security learning path will provide you with a solid foundation in web application security for the foreseeable future.

JavaScript Security

JavaScript, also referred to as ECMAScript, is now everywhere and can't be avoided. In this learning path, we will go through diverse JavaScript-related attacks and learn how to build safer JavaScript applications. Most of this learning path will cover front-end JavaScript; however, we will also consider Node.js in certain parts of the learning paths.

Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

The Secure SDLC learning path is a step-by-step approach to integrate the security controls into your software or system development life cycle. You will learn how to use each phase to develop or establish both proactive and reactive security controls across your organization. You can also learn about various tools, techniques and best practices to achieve your organizational goals.

Python for Cybersecurity

This Python for Cybersecurity learning path helps you to master the use of Python for a wide variety of cybersecurity tasks.

Writing Secure Code in C++

This learning path is intended for people who already know the C and C++ languages and want to improve their ability to write secure code.

Writing Secure Code in Java

Explore the ins and outs of writing secure coding in Java with these courses covering authentication, injection attacks, website security and more.

Writing Secure Code in PHP

The Writing Secure Code in PHP Learning Path provides you with a foundation of secure programming techniques implemented in PHP. By the end of the learning path, you will be equipped to design and build secure and modern PHP applications.

Writing Secure Code in iOS

This learning path teaches you how to incorporate security in iOS application development for mobile devices. Focused mostly on Swift, Apple's new programming language, you will learn best practices for addressing the most common security mistakes iOS app developers make. You will also learn the limits of Swift as a secure language, and how to compensate for those limits.

Writing Secure Code in Node.js

In this learning path, you will learn how to attack and protect Node.js applications.

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