Source Code Auditor Skills

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What are the skills required to become a Source Code Auditor? How important is knowledge about programming languages for this job? I ask this because I have an interview for this job but I am not very strong in programming
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Programming is a very important aspect of this job role. All you do while working as a Source Code Auditor is look at the code and find a weakness in it. You must have in-depth knowledge of programming language. If you think you are weak in programming languages, I suggest you start working on it. The most important programming languages you need to know about are C/C++, C#, Java/JSP, .NET, Perl, PHP, Ruby, Python.

Other skills helpful would be:

  • CERT/CC, MITRE, Sun and NIST secure coding guidelines and standards
  • Software and web application development practices
  • Penetration testing and vulnerability assessments
answered Jan 9 by Valk

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