Security in the Community
Learning from online discussions
What is Security in the Community?
These materials teach how to learn security using a developer’s favourite online service, Stack Overflow, and similar sites.
Why should I use this?
Developers can find it hard to engage with security; it’s
typically taught in terms of checklists and things that can go
wrong, and that's hard to relate to.
This offers an easy and familiar alternative.
When can it be used?
- When one has five minutes for some learning time;
- As poster to read in the coffee break;
- As a video displayed on an open screen.
To learn from this you need:
- Between 5 and 10 minutes
- Individual participants
- One of the three packages provided below.
This activity might be right for you if you want:
- A simple way to help developers;
- Continued education in the workplace; or
- To bring online security conversations into your team discussions and practice.
How do we use the guide?
Click the appropriate button below for the online guide, the online video, or the poster.
The short open-access paper Taking the Middle Path: Learning about Security Through Online Social Interaction outlines the research and reasons behind this advice. Click here for more details