Yet Another Coding Standard?
Over at Matasano, Tom Ptacek skewers the new CERT Secure Programming Standard by asking: Do We Need an ISO Secure Coding Standard?. The entire article is well worth reading, but it sums up nicely with this:
There are already a myriad of good sources of information about
secure programming, including books targeted specifically to
developers that don’t have experience with secure
programming. I don’t understand why a wiki or an ISO standard
would be more accessible to these developers, who write the
majority of all code.