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SearchSecurity: 13 Design Principles for 2013
From: Gary McGraw <gem () cigital com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:36:02 -0500

hi sc-l,

Merry new year to you all.

About the hardest part of software security is design.  Everything about it is hard: secure design, threat modeling, 
architectural risk analysis, etc.  Even convincing slow pokes that there is a difference between bugs and flaws is hard 
(you should see the "reviews" my talk got from the "expert" RSA program committee this year…hah!).  For many years I 
have struggled with how to teach people ARA and security design.  The only technique that really works is 
apprenticeship.  Short of that, a deep understanding of security design principles can help.

in 1975 Salzer and Schroeder wrote one of the most important papers in computer security.  In it, they introduced the 
concept of security principles.  I riffed on that this month in my SearchSecurity column.  Please read it and pass it 
on.  Give a copy to all of the software architects you know.



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