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Core Software Security by Anmol Misra, James Ransome

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Acknowledgments
Writing a book is a journey, and without support from mentors, friends,
colleagues, and family, it can be a difficult one. Many people have been
instrumental in helping us write this book. First, we would like to thank
our editor, John Wyzalek, at CRC Press, for his patience, support, and
commitment to the project. We would also like to thank the production
team at DerryField Publishing: Theron Shreve, Lynne Lackenbach, and
Marje Pollack.
Both authors would like to thank the Hon. Howard A. Schmidt
[Partner, Ridge Schmidt Cyber; Executive Director, The Software
Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode); and former Special
Assistant to the President and the Cyber Security Coordinator for the
federal government], and Dena Haritos Tsamitis (Director, Information
Networking Institute; Director of Education, Training, and Outreach,
CyLab Carnegie Mellon University) for their support with this project.
We would also like to thank Brook Schoenfield, who has joined us in
this journey to prove there is another way to architect, implement, and
manage software security than what is the current status quo, and for his
contribution in writing a chapter of this book as a contributing author.
We would like to thank the security community to which we both belong
and are proud of. Finally, we would like to thank the people with whom
we have worked and interacted over the years.
—James Ransome and Anmol Misra
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I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to my wife, Gail, for
her patience and understanding and for serving as my preliminary proof-
reader. A special thanks to my co-author, Anmol Misra, who has joined
me as a partner in developing this critical message over the last three years
that has resulted in the book you are about to read. A special thanks to
Howard Schmidt for writing the foreword for this book on a subject and
message for which we both share a passion, and that we both want to get
out to practitioners and decision makers alike. And finally, I leave you
with the following quote by Walter Bagehot:The greatest pleasure in life
is doing that which people say we cannot do.
—James Ransome
Over the years, many people have mentored and helped me. I would like
to thank them all, but space is limited. You know who you are, and I
would like to thank you for your patience, encouragement, and support. I
would like to thank my co-author, James Ransome. He has been a mentor
and a partner over the years and has helped me in more ways than I can
mention. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fam-
ily—Mom, Dad, Sekhar, Anupam, and Mausi. Nothing would be pos-
sible without their unquestioning support and love. You have been asking
me if I am going to take a break from my writing and if I will finally have
a “normal” schedule. Yes, I will now—hopefully.
—Anmol Misra

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