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Certified Application Security Specialist

I was pretty impressed when I saw this. Apparently there is a new certification program for application security specialists. I know other companies have attempted to move in this direction. Most notably is ISC2 with their CSSLP, with their motto, “I fill the holes in your SLC”. You can see that Dave Aitel supports the CSSLP:

While I respect Dave a lot, I can’t get behind filling holes. So, thankfully the CASS is here to fill that gap for us. I went through the process - thankfully it didn’t take much time. But I think someone who goes through the entire process shows a sincere interest, and that should make employers very happy. So if you’re out of a job and need a quick certification, the Certified Application Security Specialist is the cert for you. Go check it out! Don’t be like Dave Aitel, kids. Seriously, don’t.

9 Responses to “Certified Application Security Specialist”

  1. guly Says:

    Certified ASS? like jennifer lopez? mmh cool i absolutely need this :)

  2. K Says:

    “Individuals can advance their careers and personal development by obtaining validated proof of their skills as an ASS.”

    Ha Ha Ha !

    Best 1st April post.

  3. xs Says:

    This is great. Thanks for providing a good laugh on April 1.

  4. MustLive Says:

    I see RSnake became a Certified ASS :-). My congratulations!

  5. thornmaker Says:

    I hope I can get an official ASS HAT now that I’m officially certified as an ASS

  6. yawnmoth Says:

    I really wish some people would pull their head out of their Application Security Specialty (ASS) and diversify their knowledge set a bit.

  7. Llana Says:

    Frankly, I don’t want to be an ASS. I married on instead.

  8. Llana Says:

    one… :P

  9. RSnake Says:

    @Llana - I’m sure you’re all about Jer’s ASS, but I’m perfectly happy not knowing those details.