Core Software Security: Security at the Source, 1st Edition

  • James Ransome
  • Published By: Auerbach Publications
  • ISBN-10: 1466560967
  • ISBN-13: 9781466560963
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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There is much publicity regarding network security, but the real cyber Achilles' heel is insecure software. Millions of software vulnerabilities create a cyber house of cards, in which we conduct our digital lives. In response, security people build ever more elaborate cyber fortresses to protect this vulnerable software. Despite their efforts, cyber fortifications consistently fail to protect our digital treasures. Why? The security industry has failed to engage fully with the creative, innovative people who write software.Core Software Security expounds developer-centric software security, a holistic process to engage creativity for security. As long as software is developed by humans, it requires the human element to fix it. Developer-centric security is not only feasible but also cost effective and operationally relevant. The methodology builds security into software development, which lies at the heart of our cyber infrastructure. Whatever development method is employed, software must be secured at the source.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: The Secure Development Lifecycle.
2: Security Assessment (A1): SDL Activities and Best Practices.
3: Architecture (A2): SDL Activities and Best Practices.
4: Design and Development (A3): SDL Activities and Best Practices.
5: Design and Development (A4): SDL Activities and Best Practices.
6: Ship (A5): SDL Activities and Best Practices.
7: Post-Release Support (PRSA1–5).
8: Applying the SDL Framework to the Real World.
9: Pulling It All Together: Using the SDL to Prevent Real-World Threats.