Doing secure development in an Agile world

My software development lead and I are doing a webinar next week on how you do secure development within the Agile software development methodology (press release). To make the discussion more interesting, we aren’t talking in theoretical terms; we’ll be talking about what my company, Veracode, actually does during its secure development lifecycle.

No surprise: there’s a lot more to secure development in any methodology than simply “not writing bad code.” Some of the topics we’ll be including are:

  • Secure architecture — and how to secure your architecture if it isn’t already
  • Writing secure requirements, and security requirements, and how the two are different.
  • Threat modeling for fun and profit
  • Verification through QA automation
  • Static binary testing, or how, when, and why Veracode eats its own dogfood
  • Checking up–internal and independent pen testing
  • Education–the role of certification and verification
  • Oops–the threat landscape just changed. Now what?
  • The not-so-agile process of integrating third party code.

It’ll be a brisk but fun stroll through how the world’s first SaaS-based application security firm does business. If you’re a developer or just work with one, it’ll be worth a listen.

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