Security

Security

How to address threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures.

Threats, Attacks, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures

What’s the difference between software threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities?  While working on Improving Web Application security, we found a lot of confusion, so we...

STRIDE Explained

STRIDE is an acronym to help you think about potential software security threats and attacks.  It helps you think evil (i.e. like an attacker.) ...

Security Approaches That Don’t Work

Photo by CarbonNYC If it’s not broken, then don’t fix it ... The problem is, you may have an approach that isn’t working, or it’s not...

Secure Your Network, Host, and Application

  Having a frame of reference for how to think about security helps you cut through information overload.  While working on our patterns & practices...

Security Frame

While working on Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures, my team created the software security frame.  We used the Security Frame to organize...