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ISSECO® - International Secure Software Engineering Council

Secure software engineering has become an increasingly important part of software quality, particularly due to the development of the Internet. While IT security measures can offer basic protection for the main areas of your IT systems, secure software is also critical for establishing a completely secure business environment. Every single software developer must care about security, because your customers need to be able to trust your software.

ISSECO, the International Secure Software Engineering Council, was established to standardize the education and certification of skills for secure software development. These skills cover everything that is needed to produce secure software, throughout the entire development cycle. It includes requirements engineering, trust & threat modelling, secure coding, security testing, and security response to code protection.

ISSECO guarantees an up-to-date syllabus and exam questionnaires; we also offer accreditation for qualified education partners. The examination and certification process is performed by iSQI on behalf of ISSECO.

ISSECO is a German 'Verein', a not-for-profit organization. Our members are renowned software security experts.

ISSECO is supported by a number of organizations that share a common interest in enhancing the level of security qualification in the software industry.

Since July 2012, it is no longer mandatory to book a course of the accredited training providers to be able to perform an exam. Simply go to and book your PC-based exam in a location of your choice!

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