Secure Software Development Toolkit

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Ensure the ongoing management of a Secure Software Development Life Cycle to ensure timely delivery of application sprints with security compliance and best practices.

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Secure Software Development Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Secure Software Development 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 Software Development specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Secure Software Development 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 990 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 Software Development improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Does your enterprise now depend on or take advantage of offshore Software Development and / or support resources, or do you anticipate using offshore resources in the future?

  2. Where are spigit production servers located, and how is access to your assets and/or information controlled, physically secured, and restricted solely to authorized staff?

  3. Will vendors integrate better security, ensure programmers are properly trained in Secure coding practices, and put each product through more and more testing cycles?

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

  5. What are the known regulations or directives from headquarters that will exert influence on how security should be applied to software within your organizations?

  6. 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?

  7. How do processes, practices, and tools contribute to creating an affordable, secure development process that can be implemented successfully?

  8. How do you secure information that is being used for secondary purposes for research, for research, for quality, for billing and for coding?

  9. How do you secure information that is being used for secondary purposes for research, for research, for quality, for billing and coding?

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

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 Software Development book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Secure Software Development 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 Software Development Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Secure Software Development 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 Software Development 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 Software Development projects with the 62 implementation resources:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: What are the mechanisms of public and social accountability, and how can they be made better?

  2. Procurement Management Plan: Was your organizations estimating methodology being used and followed?

  3. Initiating Process Group: Are you certain deliverables are properly completed and meet Quality Standards?

  4. WBS Dictionary: Are Secure Software Development projected overhead costs in each pool and the associated direct costs used as the basis for establishing interim rates for allocating overhead to contracts?

  5. Cost Management Plan: Cost variances – how will cost variances be identified and corrected?

  6. Schedule Management Plan: Do Secure Software Development Project Managers participating in the Secure Software Development project know the Secure Software Development projects true status first hand?

  7. Initiating Process Group: The process to Manage Stakeholders is part of which process group?

  8. Schedule Management Plan: Does all Secure Software Development project documentation reside in a common repository for easy access?

  9. Quality Audit: Are adequate and conveniently located toilet facilities available for use by the employees?

  10. Quality Audit: How does your organization know that its system for attending to the particular needs of its international staff is appropriately effective and constructive?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Software Development 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 Software Development 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 Software Development project with this in-depth Secure Software Development Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Secure Software Development 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 Software Development 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 Software Development investments work better.

This Secure Software Development 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.