Computer Security Resource Center

Computer Security Resource Center

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White Paper (DRAFT)

Mitigating the Risk of Software Vulnerabilities by Adopting a Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)

Date Published: June 11, 2019
Comments Due: August 5, 2019
Email Comments to: ssdf@nist.gov

Author(s)

Donna Dodson (NIST), Murugiah Souppaya (NIST), Karen Scarfone (Scarfone Cybersecurity)

Announcement

This white paper recommends a core set of high-level secure software development practices, called a secure software development framework (SSDF), to be added to each software development life cycle (SDLC) implementation.

The paper facilitates communications about secure software development practices amongst business owners, software developers, and cybersecurity professionals within an organization. Following these practices should help software producers reduce the number of vulnerabilities in released software, mitigate the potential impact of the exploitation of undetected or unaddressed vulnerabilities, and address the root causes of vulnerabilities to prevent future recurrences. Software consumers can reuse and adapt the practices in their software acquisition processes.

Abstract

Keywords

secure software development; secure software development framework (SSDF); secure software development practices; software acquisition; software development; software development life cycle (SDLC); software security
Control Families

Access Control; Awareness and Training; Contingency Planning; Program Management; Personnel Security; System and Information Integrity;

Documentation

Publication:
SSDF Draft

Supplemental Material:
None available