Secure Coding Standards
The CERT Program is working with the software development and security communities to develop standards for commonly used programming languages on the CERT secure coding wiki. We are also contributing to the development of international standards to improve software security.
International Standards Development
The CERT Program participates in the development of international standards for programming languages to improve the security of these languages.
The Source Code Analysis Laboratory (SCALe) offers conformity assessment of software to CERT secure coding standards.
Development Tools and Libraries
The CERT Program has developed tools and libraries that help software developers reduce the number of vulnerabilities in their code.
TSP-Secure extends TSP—the Team Software Process—to achieve the development of secure software systems. When organizations implement TSP-Secure, they can efficiently build high-quality, secure software while conforming to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).