Adobe has joined SAFECode (Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods.
SAFECode is a global, industry-led effort to identify and promote best practices for developing and delivering more secure and reliable software, hardware and services. Its members include EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Microsoft Corp., Nokia, SAP AG and Symantec Corp. in SAFECode membership.
Brad Arkin, Adobe’s Product Security and Privacy Director (and It’s representative on the SAFECode’s Board of Directors) answered a few general questions about Adobe’s software development programs and the reasons it joined the organization on SAFECode’s blog, stressing that Adobe takes software very seriously and that they are always looking to build upon what we’ve been able to accomplish so far.
He says that they are looking forward to learning from the other SAFECode members and sharing some lessons that they’ve learned with them. Additionally, there are some specific industry-wide initiatives that they are looking to help drive through SAFECode, such as effective patch management across platforms.