Documenting and evaluating the security guarantees of your apps

Thursday, 19 October 2006, 11:54 AM EST

In this article, I'll present a case study of an extension to SDL which, if adopted, could translate into a much better flow of information between users and designers of the security features of software products. My approach calls for recognizing that security of software is not a compliance artifact. Rather, it is a set of key features that can and should be documented, evaluated, and used when making purchasing decisions. The security features—I like to call them security guarantees of the software—are deep and multileveled. At a high level understandable by most users, they should be described in the customer-facing sales literature. Lower-level technical details targeted at experts should be readily available for inspection by those curious to understand the technology.

At MSDN.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Whitepaper: Zero Trust approach to network security

Posted on 20 November 2014.  |  Zero Trust is an alternative security model that addresses the shortcomings of failing perimeter-centric strategies by removing the assumption of trust.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Nov 21st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //