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Is Java More Secure Than C?

This February 24, 2016 SEI Bulletin talks about a new podcast featuring David Svoboda.

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When researchers on the CERT Secure Coding Team began writing the CERT Oracle Coding Standard for Java, they thought that Java would require fewer secure coding rules than the CERT C Coding Standard because Java was designed with security in mind. However, Java has 168 coding rules compared to just 116 for C. Why? Svoboda analyzes secure coding rules for both C and Java to determine if they indeed refute the conventional wisdom that Java is more secure than C. The bulletin includes a link to the podcast.

In This Issue:

  • 12th SATURN Technical Program Explores Cutting-Edge Methods and Essential Skills for Software Architects
  • SEI Podcast Series: Is Java More Secure Than C?
  • SEI Blog: Structuring the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Organization
  • Events: SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference Registration Open
  • SEI Jobs
  • Training Opportunities