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Application Security Program Handbook

Published by Manning
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Stop dangerous threats and secure your vulnerabilities without slowing down delivery. This practical book is a one-stop guide to implementing a robust application security program.

In the Application Security Program Handbook you will learn:

Why application security is so important to modern software
Application security tools you can use throughout the development lifecycle
Creating threat models
Rating discovered risks
Gap analysis on security tools
Mitigating web application vulnerabilities
Creating a DevSecOps pipeline
Application security as a service model
Reporting structures that highlight the value of application security
Creating a software security ecosystem that benefits development
Setting up your program for continuous improvement

The Application Security Program Handbook teaches you to implement a robust program of security throughout your development process. It goes well beyond the basics, detailing flexible security fundamentals that can adapt and evolve to new and emerging threats. Its service-oriented approach is perfectly suited to the fast pace of modern development. Your team will quickly switch from viewing security as a chore to an essential part of their daily work. Follow the expert advice in this guide and you’ll reliably deliver software that is free from security defects and critical vulnerabilities.

About the technology
Application security is much more than a protective layer bolted onto your code. Real security requires coordinating practices, people, tools, technology, and processes throughout the life cycle of a software product. This book provides a reproducible, step-by-step road map to building a successful application security program.

About the book
The Application Security Program Handbook delivers effective guidance on establishing and maturing a comprehensive software security plan. In it, you’ll master techniques for assessing your current application security, determining whether vendor tools are delivering what you need, and modeling risks and threats. As you go, you’ll learn both how to secure a software application end to end and also how to build a rock-solid process to keep it safe.

What's inside

Application security tools for the whole development life cycle
Finding and fixing web application vulnerabilities
Creating a DevSecOps pipeline
Setting up your security program for continuous improvement

About the reader
For software developers, architects, team leaders, and project managers.

About the author
Derek Fisher has been working in application security for over a decade, where he has seen numerous security successes and failures firsthand.

Table of Contents
1 Why do we need application security?
2 Defining the problem
3 Components of application security
4 Releasing secure code
5 Security belongs to everyone
6 Application security as a service
7 Building a roadmap
8 Measuring success
9 Continuously improving the program

About The Author

Derek Fisher has been working in application security for over a decade, where he has seen both security successes and failures first hand.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Manning (February 28, 2023)
  • Length: 296 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781638351597

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