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Secure Code Warrior® Case Study

Fortune 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Introduction

This case study of a Fortune 500 automotive & transport company is based on a November 2020 survey of Secure Code Warrior® customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have been more effective at meeting organizational security compliance with current industry regulations and guidelines as a result of using the platform.”

“The Secure Code Warrior platform provided a complete all-in-one enterprise solution for addressing our training and secure coding needs.”

“Secure Code Warrior brought a much wider awareness and engagement because of its game-like features and tournaments.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led this fortune 500 company to evaluate and ultimately select Secure Code Warrior® were:

  • Difficulty to demonstrate developer training attendance, concept retention, and competence for effective compliance training management
  • There was no way to effectively assess and benchmark a developer’s secure coding knowledge

Use Case

  • Prior to using Secure Code Warrior the organization was using Security Innovation to train its developers on secure coding. According to feedback from the program administrators, it was difficult to benchmark developers’ secure coding knowledge; retention of knowledge, engagement, and overall competency.

Results

The company achieved the following results with Secure Code Warrior®:

  • Better quality code
  • Fewer recurring vulnerabilities
  • Increased awareness, with Tournaments
  • Provided better educational outcomes for my developers with a range of learning options and experiences
  • Since implementing Secure Code Warrior, they have accomplished the following:
    • Been able to effectively benchmark developer’s secure coding knowledge
    • Targeted skills/knowledge gaps in their team and build a program to address them
    • Releasing code at a significant rate with fewer vulnerabilities and rework due to better quality code, with fewer recurring vulnerabilities.
    • As a result of using Secure Code Warrior, reduced/eliminated between 21% – 30% of common code vulnerabilities that were present in our code.




About This Data

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