Lucy Kerner

Lucy Kerner is the Principal Technical Product Marketing Manager for Security at Red Hat. In this role, she is the global Security technical strategist and evangelist and helps drive thought leadership and the global go-to-market strategy for Security across the entire Red Hat portfolio. In addition, she helps create and deliver security related technical content to the field, customers, and partners. Prior to this role, she was a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect for the North America Public Sector team at Red Hat. Lucy has over 15 years of professional experience as both a software and hardware development engineer and a pre-sales solutions architect. Prior to joining Red Hat, she worked at IBM as both a Mainframe microprocessor design engineer and a pre-sales solutions architect for IBM x86 servers. She has also interned at Apple, Cadence, Lockheed Martin, and MITRE, where she worked on both software and hardware development. Lucy graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Minor in Spanish.

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Red Hat Developer Program introduces new topic on secure programming

A Ponemon Institute report showed that 71% of developers believed that security was not adequately addressed during the software development lifecycle. This figure is revealing as it demonstrates that developers view security as a development priority, yet you often feel unequipped to engage.

The relationship between security and developers has traditionally been like two teams competing at a tug-of-war. On one end, as developers, you are pulling to produce functional products as fast as possible. You don’t want to be told what to do and definitely do not want the security teams to get in the way of developing code. On the other end, security is pulling to ensure the product is as secure as possible.

Writing secure code should be at the top of your minds, especially given the number of application security breaches that find their way into the news. A critical first step is learning important secure coding principles and how they can be applied so you can code with security in mind.

The good news is that you have a great resource to help with secure programming! On the Red Hat Developer Program website, you will find numerous tools that can help you code with security in mind, such as:

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