Financial Services Industry Publishes Software Assurance Framework
As noted in Tim’s introduction to this month’s newsletter, BITS, the technology policy division of The Financial Services Roundtable, has announced the release of its Software Assurance Framework. The framework documents the importance of secure development and provides guidelines that financial services organizations can use to implement these practices more fully. The framework is rooted in education, integration of security in design using standards and threat modeling, best practices for coding, focused and comprehensive testing and followed with important implementation and response practices.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for Feb, 2012
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Security Tip of the Month: Threat Modeling and Agile Development Practices
By Dan Griffin, Microsoft MVP – Enterprise Security and Tom Jones, Software Architect, JW Secure
Just because an application needs to be developed rapidly, doesn’t mean that you can’t develop that application with privacy and security in mind. This article examines how to effectively perform threat modeling for projects that demand rapid development processes.
Simplified Implementation of the Microsoft SDL
Get started with the SDL by downloading this guide, which illustrates the core concepts of the Microsoft SDL and discusses the individual security activities that should be performed in order to follow the SDL process.
Web App Security with the Microsoft Simplified SDL
Get a brief overview of common threat considerations for Web application development and deployment then find out how you can leverage the Microsoft Simplified SDL to help mitigate those threats while achieving the speed and efficiency of cloud computing.
SDL Quick Security References
Better understand and learn how to address common attacks that may be affecting your software, websites, and users.
How to Conduct a Code Review
A properly conducted code review can do more for the security of your application than nearly any other step. Get step-by-step guidance to help you identify the type of bugs that are important for your code and generate a list of bugs found in the code that should be prioritized for eradication.
Securing Your Application Platform
What’s the most secure way to store a secret? Read this Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) blog post for the answer.
"How Do I" Security Videos for Developers
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Configuration and Utilization of AppLocker
Learn how to specify exactly what is allowed to run on desktops with the AppLocker feature in Windows 7. AppLocker provides the flexibility to allow users to run the applications, installation programs, and scripts they need to be productive. Learn how you can realize the security, operational, and compliance benefits of application standardization by using AppLocker with this short video tutorial.
AppLocker: Frequently Asked Questions
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