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September 2018: The Summer 2018 Edition of the Secure Coding newsletter was published on 4 September 2018.
August 2018: SCALe has been released open-source as a new project on GitHub. This is the first time that SCALe has been released to the public. This initial release is SCALe 18.104.22.168.
December 2017: The Fall 2017 Edition of the Secure Coding newsletter was published on 20 December 2017.
November 2017: Lori Flynn and Will Klieber April 2018: Lori Flynn authored a blog post on Automated Detection of Information Leaks in Mobile Devices.
April 2017: David Svoboda writes in the SEI Blog about the CERT C++ Secure Coding Guidelines.
March 2017: The SEI CERT C++ Coding Standard (2016 Edition) is released.
September 2016: Aaron Ballman writes in the SEI Blog about newly developed rules for Secure Coding in C++11 and C++14 .
August 2016: The Secure Coding in Java certificate program becomes available.
June 2016: The SEI CERT C Coding Standard (2016 Edition) is released.
February 2018: David Svoboda talks about SCALe in an SEI Cyber Minute.
The Secure Coding eNewsletter provides timely information about CERT secure coding standards.
The Summer 2018 Edition of the Secure Coding newsletter was published on 4 September 2018.
The Top 10 Secure Coding Practices provides some language-independent recommendations.
Visit the Secure Coding section of the SEI's Digital Library for the latest publications written by the Secure Coding team.
Learn more about CERT Secure Coding Courses and the Secure Coding Professional Certificate Program.
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