In this chapter, we covered the highly interesting topic of improving the security of software and highlighted various methodologies we could use to ensure the software used inside our organization's estate is "secure enough" from a risk perspective.
To begin the chapter, we went into a few universal paradigms for software security, including the SDLC, and the steps required for that process to be an effective undertaking.
After that, we highlighted that we put a lot of faith into software systems developed by third parties, especially when the processes under which they are developed are opaque, such as when we procure software from a vendor that doesn't disclose their approach when it comes to security. We delved into how we might better understand the risk presented by third-party software, either as proprietary solutions or in the context of the open source model.
From that, we went into how we can utilize our knowledge of the SDLC to produce...