Secure Coding

We are pleased to invite Dr Fred Long to talk about Secure Coding. This will be at 6pm on Monday 9th March, in A14, Hugh Owen Building, Aberystwyth University. Refreshments from 5.30pm and the talk will start at 6pm.


In an attempt to try to reduce the number of security vulnerabilities in code, the CERT Coordination Center in the USA set up the Secure Coding Initiative to develop coding standards for commonly used programming languages such as C, C++, Java, and Perl. Fred will talk about the Secure Coding Initiative and describe some of the rules from the CERT C Coding Standard and the CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java.


Fred Long is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at Aberystwyth University. He is also a visiting scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University in the USA. For the last ten years, Fred has worked with the Secure Coding Initiative at the SEI on the development of secure coding rules and recommendations for the C and Java programming languages.


The event is free and open to all. Please fill in the short registration form to help us plan the refreshments. The form is at:

Session Recording

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