Q&A with CompTIA and viaForensics on new app developer credential project:
Programmers cranking out the latest mobile applications aren’t necessarily preoccupied with security. But CompTIA, an IT industry association, and viaForensics, a digital forensics and security firm, aim to address that issue. The organizations are working on a secure mobile-application developer credential, which is scheduled for availability this year. CompTIA already runs a number of technical certification programs such as A+, Network+, and Security+. Terry Erdle, CompTIA’s executive vice president for skills certifications, and Andrew Hoog, chief investigative officer for viaForensics, recently discussed their mobile security initiative with Intelligence in Software.