Los Angeles/2009 Meetings/August 20
Topic: The Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM)
Speaker: Pravir Chandra
Pravir Chandra is Director of Strategic Services at Fortify Software and works with clients on software security assurance programs.Pravir is recognized for his expertise in software security, codeanalysis, and his ability to strategically apply technical knowledge. Prior to Fortify, he was a Principal Consultant affiliated with Cigital and led large software security programs at Fortune 500 companies. Pravir Co-Founded Secure Software, Inc. and was Chief Security Architect prior to its acquisition by Fortify. He recently created and led the Open Software Assurance Maturity Model (OpenSAMM) project with the OWASP Foundation, leads the OWASP CLASP project, and also serves as member of the OWASP Global Projects Committee. Pravir is author of the book Network Security with OpenSSL.
Abstract:The Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM)
The Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) (http://www.opensamm.org) is a flexible and prescriptive framework for building security into a software development organization. Covering more than typical SDLC-based models for security, SAMM enables organizations to self-assess their security assurance program and then use recommended roadmaps to improve in a way that's aligned to the specific risks facing the organization. Beyond that, SAMM enables creation of scorecards for an organization's effectiveness at secure software development throughout the typical governance, development, and deployment business functions. Scorecards also enable management within an organization to demonstrate quantitative improvements through iterations of building a security assurance program. This workshop will introduce the SAMM framework and walk through useful activities such as assessing an assurance program, mapping an existing organization to a recommended roadmap, and iteratively building an assurance program. Time allowing, additional case studies will also be discussed. SAMM is an open and free project and has recently been added under the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation.