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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 8. Getting Started

Ideally, by now we will have convinced you that software security is a topic worthy of your attention. As software and security professionals, we will never be able to get ahead of the game by addressing security solely as an operational issue. Attackers are creative, ingenious, and increasingly motivated by financial gain. They have been learning how to exploit software for several decades; the same is not true for software engineers and we need to change this. Given the extent to which our nations, our economies, our businesses, and our families rely on software to sustain and improve our quality of life, we must make significant progress in putting higher-quality and more secure software into production. The practices ...

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