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SCI CERT Coding Standards

SCI CERT Coding Standards are a set of rules and recommendations developed by the Secure Coding Initiative (SCI) at CERT, a division of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. These standards aim to enhance software security by promoting secure coding practices throughout the software development lifecycle.

The use of secure coding standards defines a proscriptive set of rules and recommendations to which the source code can be evaluated for compliance.

SCI CERT Secure Coding Initiative Objective:

  • Reduce the number of vulnerabilities to a level where they can be handled by computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs)
  • Decrease remediation costs by eliminating vulnerabilities before software is deployed

View the SCI CERT Rules Table

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