Chapter 11. Knowledge for Software Security[1]


Knowledge is power.


Knowledge management can play a central role in encapsulating and spreading the emerging discipline of software security more efficiently. This chapter is about the kinds of security knowledge that can be used to provide a solid foundation for software security practices.

Knowledge is more than simply a list of things we know or a collection of facts. Simply put, information and knowledge aren’t the same thing, and it is important to understand the difference. Knowledge is information in context—information put to work using processes and procedures. A checklist of potential security bugs in C and C++ is information; the same information built into a static analysis ...

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