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Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance, and Disposal

7.1 Introduction

Once software has been formally accepted by the customer or client and is ready to be installed or released, the installation must be performed with security in mind. Just because software was designed and developed with security considerations, it does not necessarily mean that it will also be deployed with security controls in place. All of the software assurance efforts to design and build the software can be rendered useless if the deployment process does not take security into account. In fact, it has been observed that allowing the software to run with elevated privileges or turning off the monitoring and auditing functionality can adversely impact the overall ...

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