Cyber Secure Software Development


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In an increasingly interconnected and digitized world, secure software development has become paramount. Are you equipped with the knowledge and techniques to build resilient applications that stand strong against cyber threats? Introducing "Cyber Secure Software Development" by renowned cybersecurity expert Kris Hermans—a comprehensive guide that empowers you to develop software with ironclad security from the ground up.

In this ground-breaking book, Hermans demystifies the complexities of secure software development, providing practical insights and strategies to integrate security throughout the software development lifecycle. Through real-world examples, hands-on exercises, and step-by-step guidance, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to build secure and resilient applications that protect against ever-evolving cyber threats.

What's Inside:

  1. Introduction
    1. Understanding the Importance of Cyber Secure Software Development
    2. Overview of Cybersecurity Threats
    3. The Need for Robust Software Security Measures
  2. Fundamentals of Software Security
    1. Secure Software Development Lifecycle
    2. Principles of Secure Coding
    3. Threat Modelling and Risk Assessment
    4. Security Testing and Code Review
  3. Secure Design Principles
    1. Security by Design Approach
    2. Least Privilege and Separation of Duties
    3. Input Validation and Output Encoding
    4. Secure Authentication and Authorization
  4. Secure Coding Practices
    1. Input Validation and Data Sanitization
    2. Secure Error and Exception Handling
    3. Secure File Handling and File Permissions
    4. Secure Memory Management
  5. Web Application Security
    1. OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Techniques
    2. Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Prevention
    3. Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) Prevention
    4. Session Management and Secure Cookies
  6. Database Security
    1. SQL Injection Prevention
    2. Secure Database Access and Authentication
    3. Data Encryption and Hashing
    4. Database Auditing and Logging
  7. Network Security in Software Development
    1. Secure Network Communication Protocols
    2. Transport Layer Security (TLS) Implementation
    3. Secure API and Web Service Development
    4. Secure File Transfer and Remote Access
  8. Secure Mobile App Development
    1. Mobile App Security Challenges
    2. Secure Data Storage and Encryption
    3. User Authentication and Authorization
    4. Secure Mobile App Communication
  9. Secure DevOps and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
    1. Integrating Security into the DevOps Pipeline
    2. Secure Configuration Management
    3. Automating Security Testing and Code Analysis
    4. Security Monitoring and Incident Response
  10. Secure Software Maintenance and Updates
    1. Patch Management and Vulnerability Assessment
    2. Secure Software Upgrades and Version Control
    3. Security Documentation and Change Management
    4. Bug Bounty Programs and Responsible Disclosure
  11. Security Compliance and Regulatory Considerations
    1. Overview of Common Security Standards (e.g., ISO/IEC 27001, NIST)
    2. Privacy Regulations (e.g., GDPR, CCPA)
    3. Industry-Specific Compliance (e.g., HIPAA, PCI-DSS)
    4. Software Security Audits and Assessments
  12. Emerging Trends in Cyber Secure Software Development
    1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Security
    2. Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts
    3. Internet of Things (IoT) Security Considerations
    4. Securing Cloud-Based Applications and Services
  13. Best Practices for Building a Secure Software Development Culture
    1. Establishing Security Policies and Procedures
    2. Security Awareness Training and Education
    3. Secure Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing
    4. Continuous Improvement and Security Maturity Model
  14. Case Studies in Cyber Secure Software Development
    1. Real-world Examples of Successful Secure Software Projects
    2. Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Industry Leaders
  15. Future Directions and Challenges in Cyber Secure Software Development
    1. Evolving Threat Landscape and the Need for Adaptability
    2. Ethics in Software Security
    3. Balancing Security and Usability in Software Development
    4. Collaborative Efforts for a Secure Digital Future
  16. Conclusion
    1. Summary of Key Takeaways
    2. Final Thoughts on Cyber Secure Software Development
  17. About the author

About the author:

Kris Hermans is a highly respected cybersecurity expert with extensive experience in secure software development practices. With a passion for empowering developers with the knowledge and skills to build secure applications, Hermans has dedicated his career to bridging the gap between cybersecurity and software development.

Through his expertise as an author, consultant, and educator, Hermans has helped numerous organizations improve their software security practices. In "Cyber Secure Software Development," he shares his wealth of knowledge, providing readers with the tools and insights they need to develop software that withstands the test of cyber threats.

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