HPC increasingly involves the development and deployment of network and cloud services. These services must assure data integrity and availability, while providing access to a global scientific and engineering community. This tutorial is relevant to anyone wanting to learn about minimizing security flaws in the software they develop or manage. We share our experiences gained from performing vulnerability assessments of critical middleware.
Attendees will learn skills critical for software developers and analysts. Software assurance tools; tools that scan the source or binary code of a program to find weaknesses; are the first line of defense in assessing the security of a software project. These tools can catch flaws in a program that affect both the correctness and safety of the code. This tutorial is also relevant to anyone wanting to learn how to use these automated assessment tools to minimize security flaws in the software they develop or manage.