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CERT Secure Coding Books

The following books were published as part of the Secure Coding work conducted in the CERT Division of the SEI.





SEI CERT C Coding Standard: Rules for Developing Safe, Reliable, and Secure Systems (2016 Edition)

June 2016

In this online download, the CERT Secure Coding Team describes the root causes of common software vulnerabilities, how they can be exploited, the potential consequences, and secure alternatives.

Java Coding Guidelines: 75 Recommendations for Reliable and Secure Programs

August 2013

In this book, Robert Seacord brings together expert guidelines, recommendations, and code examples to help you use Java code to perform mission-critical tasks.

Secure Coding in C and C++, Second Edition

April 2013

In this book, Robert Seacord describes how to write secure C and C++ code and avoid the software defects most likely to cause exploitable vulnerabilities.

The CERT Oracle Secure Coding Standard for Java

September 2011

In this book, the authors provide the first comprehensive compilation of code-level requirements for building secure systems in Java.