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CodeClan, Scotland’s national digital skills academy, has introduced a new 3-day cybersecurity course – Cyber Secure Coder – to address software security, an area of software development that has increased in importance since the onset of Covid-19.

Our CEO Melinda Matthews-Clarkson said: “The stakes for software security have only increased since Covid and yet may development teams only deal with software security after the code has been developed and the software is being prepared for delivery.”   

The Cyber Secure Coder course, run in partnership with CertusNexus and Logical Operations, welcomes its first candidates in October and a virtual launch event takes place on Friday 18th September, featuring former British military sniper and intelligence officer Ben Owen, who stars in Channel 4’s long-running Hunted reality series. 

Ben Owen said: “Having been in the intelligence community for many years and now working for a world leading cyber security company, I can say categorically that cyber security is one of the most important areas to address in the modern world. CodeClan is doing amazing work to deliver innovative training to really enhance the skills in coding which is so integral in the fight against cyber crime.  Not only is the industry fast, dynamic and enjoyable – it really is here to stay and you will always be in demand with specialist skills in this area. I am incredibly excited to be talking on this webinar!”

Scotland has a strong track record in software development and software security. One of the nation’s leading software development studios, Cultivate, was acquired by London-headquartered Deliveroo, one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology startups, in August 2019. Edinburgh Napier University spin-out ZoneFox, who specialise in providing security systems that tackle insider threats to organisations, was acquired by California-based Fortinet in 2018.

Melinda Matthews-Clarkson added: “Scotland already has a proud tradition in software development and software security and it’s an area where we can continue to demonstrate leadership. Software security impacts organisations of all shapes and sizes so business leaders need to give unbridled attention to security particularly at this time.”   

Anyone interested in signing up for the Cyber Secure Coder event with Ben Owen on Friday 18th September can register here.

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