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MX Security Team's Dedication to Secure Coding Pays Off


 

SILICON SLOPES, UT, November 8, 2019 -- Secure Code Warrior, the secure coding company, visited Utah on Thursday to host UtahSec’s first Secure Coding Tournament, held at the MX campus. MX was proud to have walked away with the 1st place trophy.

UtahSec 2019_Secure Code Warrior Award

"We have been using Secure Code Warrior for almost a year at MX, and it has certainly helped me up my secure code game," said Dan Jones, Director of Information Security at MX. "We were honored to have hosted this first event of its kind in our state and thank UtahSec as well as Secure Code Warrior for a great tournament!"

The Secure Coding Tournament is a completion to find, diagnose and fix insecure code in a language and framework chosen by the participant. According to Hyrum Mills, ISC2 Utah Chapter President, participants compete against others in a series of vulnerable code challenges that ask you to identify a problem, locate insecure code, and fix a vulnerability.

All challenges are based on the OWASP Top 10, and players can choose to compete in a range of software languages & frameworks including:

C & C++
C# MVC
C# WebForms
Objective C (iOS)
Java EE
Java Spring
Java for Android
Go
Ruby on Rails
Python Django & Flask
Scala Play
Node.JS, and
React

Throughout the tournament, players earn points and watch as they climb to the top of the leaderboard. Prizes are awarded to the top 10 finishers, and participants must bring their own laptop to participate.

To learn more about recent Secure Code Tournaments visit tournaments, including videos, visit: https://securecodewarrior.com/tournament

For more information about MX's involvement with Secure Code Warrior see blog post in May 2019.

Topics: Engineering