The competition would try to get software developers to think about security as they were writing software and other applications, said John Colley from the ISC Squared security certification organisation.

"It costs 100 times more to retro-fit security to an application than it does to do it from the start," he said.

No wonder (ISC)2 is getting a bad reputation, if they’re making such stupid and unsubstantiated claims.

BBC News - UK seeks software writers with Cyber Security Challenge

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