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Cigital, Software Quality Engineering Team

DULLES, Va. -- Cigital, a firm specializing in software risk management and data security, and Software Quality Engineering (SQE), a company engaged in education, training and publishing in the software engineering field, have announced a partnership of benefit to both organizations' customers.

Security training is a logical and timely extension to the resources that SQE provides to a large audience of software development and QA professionals. With security a major concern in today's business environment, companies are discovering many of their applications were created without security requirements in development. Or, older systems that provide access to data and information are not secure enough for today's sophisticated threats. Increasingly, security is being considered a component of quality so that development and QA staff are now being called upon to add security to their skillsets.

Since 1986 SQE has been at the forefront of software improvement education, instituting software testing as a distinct discipline. Cigital helps companies address software risk management in a business context, with security training one of their areas of expertise. By partnering with Cigital, SQE adds a new set of hands-on advisory skills to their software improvement engagements.

As a proponent of the partnership, Alison Wade, CEO of SQE Training, says, "It's a highly complementary offering for the marketplace; we now have a full suite of software security education options available to our clients.
Further, we can now offer our clients a comprehensive range of consulting
services: organizational quality assessments, process assessments, independent verification and validation, portfolio risk management, software security assurance, as well as full life-cycle software testing consulting
and services."

Cigital Inc.