New Standard Project
Join CISQ and Puppet on February 15th and 29th for a two-part webinar series on the Secure Critical Infrastructure for Continuous Compliance Standard.
Join standards leaders in shaping the next generation of standards to secure software against cybercrime, defects, and exploits.
DevSecOps Standards Event
Join us in Reston, VA on March 19th to hear from industry leaders and customers for better software development.
TRANSFORM! @ INFOCOMM 2024
Our education-focused conference and exhibition targets innovation that enables your digital transformation journey, across emerging technologies and diverse industries.
The standard enables proactive elimination of problems before they have a chance to affect operations.
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Build the Future of Software Quality Standards
The Consortium for Information & Software Quality (CISQ) stands as a leading advocate for enhancing the quality and reliability of software and information systems. Committed to establishing measurable standards and best practices, CISQ plays a pivotal role in driving improvements across the software development lifecycle. By providing frameworks and guidelines, CISQ empowers organizations to assess and improve the structural quality of their software, thereby minimizing risks and reducing costs. As a trusted authority in the realm of software quality, CISQ fosters collaboration among industry stakeholders, promoting a shared commitment to excellence in information and software systems. Elevate your software quality standards with CISQ and pave the way for more robust, efficient, and reliable digital solutions.
Looking for a trusted advisor to help you navigate software standards? Become a CISQ sponsor and gain access to a community of experts.
Avoid Technical Debt Through Secure Software Practices
Recognizing the pivotal role of software quality in today's digital landscape is paramount, as the cost of poor software quality can have far-reaching implications for businesses. Suboptimal software quality not only leads to increased expenses in terms of bug fixes and system failures but also jeopardizes customer satisfaction and trust. The long-term impact can result in significant financial losses, missed opportunities, and damage to the brand's reputation. Investing in robust software quality measures upfront is not just a best practice but a strategic imperative. By prioritizing quality assurance and partnering with entities like us, businesses can mitigate the cost of poor software quality, ensuring resilient, secure, and high-performing digital solutions that stand the test of time. Don't underestimate the financial repercussions of subpar software quality; instead, invest wisely to safeguard your business and propel it towards sustained success.
CISQ collaborates with the world's top software engineering experts to provide an open-source, freely available set of software coding standards, broken into four characteristics: Reliability, Security, Performance Efficiency, and Maintainability. CISQ software standards are free and available for anyone to use.
Software Sizing Standards
This standard is used to estimate the size of a software application or component to support cost estimating, progress tracking, and other software project management activities.
The new standard measures the internal, structural quality of software based on detecting and counting weaknesses in security, reliability, performance efficiency, and maintainability. These factors are critical to measuring how trustworthy, dependable, and resilient a software system will be.
Technical Debt Standard
The Automated Technical Debt standard estimates the effort to correct all instances of the software weaknesses included in the CISQ code quality standards that remain in a software application's code at release. This estimate can be used to predict future corrective maintenance costs.
Automated Source Code Data Protection Measure
CISQ created an Automated Source Code Data Protection Measure based on a collection of relevant CWEs software weaknesses that can be used to support enterprise and supply chain needs in protecting data, confidential information, IP, and privacy.
Through Global Collaboration, CISQ Will:
Develop international standards to automate software quality measurement and to promote the development and sustainment of secure, reliable, and trustworthy software
Share insight to software standards development thought leadership, trend analysis and industry perspective
Create cross-industry software quality weaknesses and definitions
Educate, evolve, and refine software standard deployment and adoption
Provide definitive resources for CISQ community members
Advise software standard benchmarking for industry leaders in modernization