From the Back Cover
--Bruce Schneier, CTO and founder, Counterpane, and author of "Beyond Fear" and "Secrets and Lies" ""McGraw's book shows you how to make the 'culture of security' part of your development lifecycle.""
--Howard A. Schmidt, Former White House Cyber Security Advisor ""McGraw is leading the charge in software security. His advice is as straightforward as it is actionable. If your business relies on software (and whose doesn't), buy this book and post it up on the lunchroom wall.""
--Avi Rubin, Director of the NSF ACCURATE Center; Professor, Johns Hopkins University; and coauthor of "Firewalls and Internet Security" Beginning where the best-selling book "Building Secure Software" left off, "Software Security" teaches you how to put software security into practice.The software security best practices, or touchpoints, described in this book have their basis in good software engineering and involve explicitly pondering security throughout the software development lifecycle. This means knowing and understanding common risks (including implementation bugsand architectural flaws), designing for security, and subjecting all software artifacts to thorough, objective risk analyses and testing. "Software Security" is about putting the touchpoints to work for you. Because you can apply these touchpoints to the software artifacts you already produce as you develop software, you can adopt this book's methods without radically changing the way you work. Inside you'll find detailed explanations of
- Risk management frameworks and processes
- Code review using static analysis tools
- Architectural risk analysis
- Penetration testing
- Security testing
- Abuse case development