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Software Security

Author : Gary McGraw
ISBN : 9780321356703
Genre : Computers
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Describes how to put software security into practice, covering such topics as risk management frameworks, architectural risk analysis, security testing, and penetration testing.
Category: Computers

Software Security Theories And Systems

Author : Kokichi Futatsugi
ISBN : 354023635X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second Mext-NSF-JSPS Interntional Symposium on Software Security, ISSS 2003, held in Tokyo, Japan in November 2003. The 18 revised full invited and selected papers presented were carefully reviewed and improved for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on analysis of protocols and cryptography, verification of security properties, safe implementation of programming languages, secure execution environments, and secure systems and security management.
Category: Business & Economics

Software Security Theories And Systems

Author : Mitsuhiro Okada
ISBN : 9783540007081
Genre : Business & Economics
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For more than the last three decades, the security of software systems has been an important area of computer science, yet it is a rather recent general recognition that technologies for software security are highly needed. This book assesses the state of the art in software and systems security by presenting a carefully arranged selection of revised invited and reviewed papers. It covers basic aspects and recently developed topics such as security of pervasive computing, peer-to-peer systems and autonomous distributed agents, secure software circulation, compilers for fail-safe C language, construction of secure mail systems, type systems and multiset rewriting systems for security protocols, and privacy issues as well.
Category: Business & Economics

Core Software Security

Author : James Ransome
ISBN : 9780429623646
Genre : Computers
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"... an engaging book that will empower readers in both large and small software development and engineering organizations to build security into their products. ... Readers are armed with firm solutions for the fight against cyber threats." —Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis. Carnegie Mellon University "... a must read for security specialists, software developers and software engineers. ... should be part of every security professional’s library." —Dr. Larry Ponemon, Ponemon Institute "... the definitive how-to guide for software security professionals. Dr. Ransome, Anmol Misra, and Brook Schoenfield deftly outline the procedures and policies needed to integrate real security into the software development process. ...A must-have for anyone on the front lines of the Cyber War ..." —Cedric Leighton, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), Cedric Leighton Associates "Dr. Ransome, Anmol Misra, and Brook Schoenfield give you a magic formula in this book - the methodology and process to build security into the entire software development life cycle so that the software is secured at the source! " —Eric S. Yuan, Zoom Video Communications There is much publicity regarding network security, but the real cyber Achilles’ heel is insecure software. Millions of software vulnerabilities create a cyber house of cards, in which we conduct our digital lives. In response, security people build ever more elaborate cyber fortresses to protect this vulnerable software. Despite their efforts, cyber fortifications consistently fail to protect our digital treasures. Why? The security industry has failed to engage fully with the creative, innovative people who write software. Core Software Security expounds developer-centric software security, a holistic process to engage creativity for security. As long as software is developed by humans, it requires the human element to fix it. Developer-centric security is not only feasible but also cost effective and operationally relevant. The methodology builds security into software development, which lies at the heart of our cyber infrastructure. Whatever development method is employed, software must be secured at the source. Book Highlights: Supplies a practitioner's view of the SDL Considers Agile as a security enabler Covers the privacy elements in an SDL Outlines a holistic business-savvy SDL framework that includes people, process, and technology Highlights the key success factors, deliverables, and metrics for each phase of the SDL Examines cost efficiencies, optimized performance, and organizational structure of a developer-centric software security program and PSIRT Includes a chapter by noted security architect Brook Schoenfield who shares his insights and experiences in applying the book’s SDL framework View the authors' website at http://www.androidinsecurity.com/
Category: Computers

Software Security Engineering

Author : Nancy R. Mead
ISBN : 0132702452
Genre : Computers
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Software Security Engineering draws extensively on the systematic approach developed for the Build Security In (BSI) Web site. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Software Assurance Program, the BSI site offers a host of tools, guidelines, rules, principles, and other resources to help project managers address security issues in every phase of the software development life cycle (SDLC). The book’s expert authors, themselves frequent contributors to the BSI site, represent two well-known resources in the security world: the CERT Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and Cigital, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in software security. This book will help you understand why Software security is about more than just eliminating vulnerabilities and conducting penetration tests Network security mechanisms and IT infrastructure security services do not sufficiently protect application software from security risks Software security initiatives should follow a risk-management approach to identify priorities and to define what is “good enough”–understanding that software security risks will change throughout the SDLC Project managers and software engineers need to learn to think like an attacker in order to address the range of functions that software should not do, and how software can better resist, tolerate, and recover when under attack
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Enterprise Software Security

Author : Kenneth R. van Wyk
ISBN : 9780321604361
Genre : Computers
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STRENGTHEN SOFTWARE SECURITY BY HELPING DEVELOPERS AND SECURITY EXPERTS WORK TOGETHER Traditional approaches to securing software are inadequate. The solution: Bring software engineering and network security teams together in a new, holistic approach to protecting the entire enterprise. Now, four highly respected security experts explain why this “confluence” is so crucial, and show how to implement it in your organization. Writing for all software and security practitioners and leaders, they show how software can play a vital, active role in protecting your organization. You’ll learn how to construct software that actively safeguards sensitive data and business processes and contributes to intrusion detection/response in sophisticated new ways. The authors cover the entire development lifecycle, including project inception, design, implementation, testing, deployment, operation, and maintenance. They also provide a full chapter of advice specifically for Chief Information Security Officers and other enterprise security executives. Whatever your software security responsibilities, Enterprise Software Security delivers indispensable big-picture guidance–and specific, high-value recommendations you can apply right now. COVERAGE INCLUDES: • Overcoming common obstacles to collaboration between developers and IT security professionals • Helping programmers design, write, deploy, and operate more secure software • Helping network security engineers use application output more effectively • Organizing a software security team before you’ve even created requirements • Avoiding the unmanageable complexity and inherent flaws of layered security • Implementing positive software design practices and identifying security defects in existing designs • Teaming to improve code reviews, clarify attack scenarios associated with vulnerable code, and validate positive compliance • Moving beyond pentesting toward more comprehensive security testing • Integrating your new application with your existing security infrastructure • “Ruggedizing” DevOps by adding infosec to the relationship between development and operations • Protecting application security during maintenance
Category: Computers

The Art Of Software Security Testing

Author : Chris Wysopal
ISBN : 9780132715751
Genre : Computers
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State-of-the-Art Software Security Testing: Expert, Up to Date, and Comprehensive The Art of Software Security Testing delivers in-depth, up-to-date, battle-tested techniques for anticipating and identifying software security problems before the “bad guys” do. Drawing on decades of experience in application and penetration testing, this book’s authors can help you transform your approach from mere “verification” to proactive “attack.” The authors begin by systematically reviewing the design and coding vulnerabilities that can arise in software, and offering realistic guidance in avoiding them. Next, they show you ways to customize software debugging tools to test the unique aspects of any program and then analyze the results to identify exploitable vulnerabilities. Coverage includes Tips on how to think the way software attackers think to strengthen your defense strategy Cost-effectively integrating security testing into your development lifecycle Using threat modeling to prioritize testing based on your top areas of risk Building testing labs for performing white-, grey-, and black-box software testing Choosing and using the right tools for each testing project Executing today’s leading attacks, from fault injection to buffer overflows Determining which flaws are most likely to be exploited by real-world attackers
Category: Computers

Towards Systematic Software Security Hardening

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ISBN : 9780494344446
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In this thesis, we report our research on systematic security hardening. We see how the software development industry is currently relying on highly-qualified security experts in order to manually improve existing software, which is a costly and error-prone approach. In response to this situation, we propose an approach that enables systematic security hardening by non-experts. We first study the existing methods used to remedy software vulnerabilities and use this information to determine a classification and definition for security hardening. We then see how the state of the art in secure coding, patterns and aspect-oriented programming (AOP) can be leveraged to enable systematic software security improvements, independently from the users' security expertise. We also present improvements on AOP that are necessary in order for this approach to be realizable. The first improvement, GAFlow and GDFlow, two new pointcut constructors, allow the injection of code that precedes or follows any of the points in the input set, facilitating the development of reusable patterns. The second, ExportParameter and ImportParameter, allow us to safely pass parameters between different parts of the program. Afterwards, we leverage our previous findings in the definition of SHL, the Security Hardening Language. SHL is designed in order to permit language-independent expression of security hardening plans and security hardening patterns in an aspect-oriented manner which enables refinement of patterns into concrete solutions. We then demonstrate the viability of this approach by applying it to add a security feature to the APT package acquisition and management system.
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Fuzzing For Software Security Testing And Quality Assurance Second Edition

Author : Ari Takanen,
ISBN : 9781630815196
Genre : Computers
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This newly revised and expanded second edition of the popular Artech House title, Fuzzing for Software Security Testing and Quality Assurance, provides practical and professional guidance on how and why to integrate fuzzing into the software development lifecycle. This edition introduces fuzzing as a process, goes through commercial tools, and explains what the customer requirements are for fuzzing. The advancement of evolutionary fuzzing tools, including American Fuzzy Lop (AFL) and the emerging full fuzz test automation systems are explored in this edition. Traditional software programmers and testers will learn how to make fuzzing a standard practice that integrates seamlessly with all development activities. It surveys all popular commercial fuzzing tools and explains how to select the right one for software development projects. This book is a powerful new tool to build secure, high-quality software taking a weapon from the malicious hacker’s arsenal. This practical resource helps engineers find and patch flaws in software before harmful viruses, worms, and Trojans can use these vulnerabilities to rampage systems. The book shows how to make fuzzing a standard practice that integrates seamlessly with all development activities.
Category: Computers

The Art Of Software Security Assessment

Author : Mark Dowd
ISBN : 9780132701938
Genre : Computers
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The Definitive Insider’s Guide to Auditing Software Security This is one of the most detailed, sophisticated, and useful guides to software security auditing ever written. The authors are leading security consultants and researchers who have personally uncovered vulnerabilities in applications ranging from sendmail to Microsoft Exchange, Check Point VPN to Internet Explorer. Drawing on their extraordinary experience, they introduce a start-to-finish methodology for “ripping apart” applications to reveal even the most subtle and well-hidden security flaws. The Art of Software Security Assessment covers the full spectrum of software vulnerabilities in both UNIX/Linux and Windows environments. It demonstrates how to audit security in applications of all sizes and functions, including network and Web software. Moreover, it teaches using extensive examples of real code drawn from past flaws in many of the industry's highest-profile applications. Coverage includes • Code auditing: theory, practice, proven methodologies, and secrets of the trade • Bridging the gap between secure software design and post-implementation review • Performing architectural assessment: design review, threat modeling, and operational review • Identifying vulnerabilities related to memory management, data types, and malformed data • UNIX/Linux assessment: privileges, files, and processes • Windows-specific issues, including objects and the filesystem • Auditing interprocess communication, synchronization, and state • Evaluating network software: IP stacks, firewalls, and common application protocols • Auditing Web applications and technologies
Category: Computers