Thursday, May 31, 2012

The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software

We just published The 7 Qualities of Highly Secure Software by Mano Paul. Providing a framework for designing, developing, and deploying hack-resilient software, this book uses engaging anecdotes and analogies—from Aesop’s fables and athletics to architecture and video games—to illustrate the qualities needed for the development of highly secure software. Each chapter details one of the seven qualities that make software less susceptible to hacker threats. Filled with real-world examples, the book explains complex security concepts in language that’s easy to understand to supply readers with the understanding needed to building secure software.

This excerpt discusses the need for building security into software. Building security in is about proactively designing and developing appropriate security controls into the software. The quality of building security in that will result in highly secure software can be achieved by addressing the people, the process, and the technology components in the software engineering process.