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Towards a Security Competence of Software Developers : A Literature Review (2020)


Assyne, Nana (2020). Towards a Security Competence of Software Developers : A Literature Review. In Yaokumah, Winfred; Rajarajan, Muttukrishnan; Abdulai, Jamal-Deen; Wiafe, Isaac; Katsriku, Fardinan Apietu (Eds.) Modern Theories and Practices for Cyber Ethics and Security Compliance. IGI Global, 73-87. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3149-5.ch005


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Assyne, Nana

Parent publication: Modern Theories and Practices for Cyber Ethics and Security Compliance

Parent publication editors: Yaokumah, Winfred; Rajarajan, Muttukrishnan; Abdulai, Jamal-Deen; Wiafe, Isaac; Katsriku, Fardinan Apietu

ISBN: 978-1-79983-149-5

eISBN: 978-1-79983-150-1

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 73-87

Number of pages in the book: 302

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-3149-5.ch005

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/68856


Abstract

Software growth has been explosive as people depend heavily on software on daily basis. Software development is a human-intensive effort, and developers' competence in software security is essential for secure software development. In addition, ubiquitous computing provides an added complexity to software security. Studies have treated security competences of software developers as a subsidiary of security engineers' competence instead of software engineers' competence, limiting the full knowledge of the security competences of software developers. This presents a crucial challenge for developers, educators, and users to maintain developers' competences in security. As a first step in pushing for the developers' security competence studies, this chapter utilises a literature review to identify the security competences of software developers. Thirteen security competences of software developers were identified and mapped to the common body of knowledge for information security professional framework. Lastly, the implications for, with, and without the competences are analysed and presented.


Keywords: software developers; software development; software engineering; professional skills; competence; data security


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


Last updated on 2020-18-08 at 13:04