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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 5. Considerations for Secure Coding and Testing

Introduction

Introduction

This chapter provides an overview of key security practices that project managers should include during software coding and testing. A number of excellent books and Web sites also provide detailed guidance on software security coding and software security testing. Thus the intent here is to summarize considerations for project managers and provide references for further reading.

Software security is first and foremost about identifying and managing risks. Assuming that appropriate requirements engineering, design, and architecture practices have been implemented, the next most effective ...

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