Posted by: kurtsh | April 28, 2016

DOWNLOAD: Free MSPress eBook, “The Security Development Lifecycle”

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[taken from the MSPress blog]

Hello, Michael Howard here, from the Microsoft Cybersecurity team. It’s hard to imagine that Steve Lipner and I wrote The Security Development Lifecycle: A Process for Developing Demonstrably More Secure Software (Microsoft Press, 2006) a decade ago. Even though much has changed in the intervening years, it’s amazing how the simple fundamentals still hold true.

In the book we talk of “banned functionality,” or functionality that is dangerous and should never be used, and we still talk about the topic today, even though some of the specifics are a little different. Threat modeling, which has a dedicated chapter in the book and which is a cornerstone of the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), is a critical component of any application architecture today.

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