Secure Coding Toolkit

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Provide production support for users of software while keeping abreast of current technologies to enhance applications architecture and software design and development.

More Uses of the Secure coding Toolkit:

  • Advise CISO on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements.

  • Facilitate tests of design and operational effectiveness for key information technology controls.

  • Identify gaps in existing security architecture and design and recommend changes or enhancements.

  • Ensure secure coding, contingency, and deployment methodologies are in place upon moderately to highly complex software implementation.

  • Ensure you embed an agile culture using techniques from a wide range of agile and lean methodologies and frameworks.

  • Manage knowledgeable about how to align your organization and outsider parties to achieve strategic goals.

  • Establish: partner with engineering teams to integrate security controls into continuous integration, delivery, and deployment processes.

  • Apply the best tools/techniques to team roles and overall governance of digital service delivery.

  • Manage business and technical analysts to translate creative designs into functional requirements and technical designs.

  • Coordinate with devops teams to advocate secure coding practices, and to escalate concerns related to poor coding practices.

  • Assure your organization develops logic and implements secure coding solutions to prevent/mitigate coding vulnerabilities.

  • Drive innovation by coming up with new and surprising ideas for your applications and your processes.

  • Collaborate with engineering, design and product owners to build features for web applications.

  • Oversee the coaching and planning of multiple high performing Agile development teams and large scale programs across the enterprise.

  • Lead: conduct code review to assess the security posture of the code and use of secure coding standards.

  • Be accountable for executing on cloud security engagements across the lifecycle strategy, design, implementation and operations.

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to employees at all levels of your organization on Lean Agile, Agile, and SAFe, principles.

  • Manage: work across all areas of security to ensure a cohesive security model from a technical and process perspective.

  • Provide production support for users of internally developed software and vendor applications.

  • Provide engineering designs for new software solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.

  • Establish: design, implement, and verify engineering solutions that mitigate security risks in your network and systems.

  • Govern: design and implement software components in support of building an advanced security posture.

  • Drive a secure SDLC program with the product and engineering teams, ensuring secure coding and threat modeling practices are adopted and taking place.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Secure Coding Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Secure Coding related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Secure Coding specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Secure Coding Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 991 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Secure Coding improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. Is the user authentication part sufficiently modular to be replaced in its entirety in case a vulnerability is found, or in case something better and cheaper comes along?

  2. What steps do you take to protect your information from unauthorized network access, as malicious internal users, external hackers, viruses, and other types of malware?

  3. Are developers trained in secure coding techniques, including how to avoid common coding vulnerabilities, and understanding how sensitive data is handled in memory?

  4. Are microkernel based operating systems more secure as it reduces the amount of code running in privileged mode to a few thousand lines of code?

  5. How might things have been different if the original designers of the TCP stack had done more security testing of design and implementations?

  6. Are developers trained at least annually in up-to-date secure coding techniques, including how to avoid common coding vulnerabilities?

  7. What differences, if any, exist between the secure development practices for legacy code, versus newly developed code?

  8. How would you be informed were there an incident or breach that could potentially expose sensitive user information?

  9. Can software with source code that is open and easily viewed really be secure enough for critical IoT gateways?

  10. Are emergency procedures in place to quickly fix issues that are first discovered being exploited in the wild?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Secure Coding book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Secure Coding self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Secure Coding Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Secure Coding areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Secure Coding Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Secure Coding projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Secure Coding Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Secure Coding project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: How would you assess the risk management process in the Secure Coding project?

  2. Planning Process Group: In what ways can the governance of the Secure Coding project be improved so that it has greater likelihood of achieving future sustainability?

  3. Source Selection Criteria: How much weight should be placed on past performance information?

  4. Procurement Audit: Is the purchasing department responsible for a continual review of marketing trends, particularly on long-term contracts and contracts containing escalation clauses?

  5. Project Schedule: Eliminate unnecessary activities. Are there activities that came from a template or previous Secure Coding project that are not applicable on this phase of this Secure Coding project?

  6. Probability and Impact Matrix: Will there be an increase in the political conservatism?

  7. Change Management Plan: How do you know the requirements you documented are the right ones?

  8. Risk Management Plan: Was an original risk assessment/risk management plan completed?

  9. Quality Management Plan: Is the process working, and people are not executing in compliance of the process?

  10. Probability and Impact Matrix: My Secure Coding project leader has suddenly left your organization, what do you do?

Step-by-step and complete Secure Coding Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Secure Coding project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Secure Coding project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Secure Coding project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Secure Coding project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Secure Coding project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Secure Coding project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Secure Coding project with this in-depth Secure Coding Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Secure Coding projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Secure Coding and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Secure Coding investments work better.

This Secure Coding All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.