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Software Security Engineering: A Guide for Project Managers by Nancy R. Mead, Gary McGraw, Robert J. Ellison, Sean Barnum, Julia H. Allen

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Chapter 4. Secure Software Architecture and Design

Introduction

Introduction

The Critical Role of Architecture and Design

Software architecture and design is where ambiguities and ideas are translated and transformed into reality, where the what and why of requirements become the who, when, where, and how of the software to be. From a functional perspective, this transition from desire to actual form is second only to the requirements phase in contributing to the overall quality and success of the eventual software deliverable. From a security perspective, architecture and design is considered by many experts as the single most critical phase of the SDLC. Good ...

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