Chapter 3. Introduction to Software Security Touchpoints[1]

 

Touchpoints, which are universal, are those predictable times that occur just before a surge of rapid growth in any line of development—motor, cognitive, or emotional. ...

 
 --T. BERRY BRAZELTON

A key aim of this book is to explore and describe a set of software security best practices that I call touchpoints. Putting software security into practice requires making some changes to the way organizations build software. The good news is that these changes do not need to be fundamental, earth shattering, or cost prohibitive. In fact, adopting a straightforward set of engineering best practices, designed in such a way that security can be interleaved into existing development processes, is ...

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