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The presentation

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A presentation on the OpenSAMM Maturity Model, and how it can be used to start or shape a software assurance program.

This presentation is given as part of OWASP Software Assurance Day at the | 13th Annual Software Assurance Forum.

Download the presentation -- Note, some of the images have been removed to reduce file size for download.

The speaker

A speaker bio for Shakeel Tufail will be posted shortly.


Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM)

The Open SAMM project is committed to building a usable framework to help organizations formulate and implement a strategy for application security that's tailored to the specific business risks facing the organization.

SAMM is used as a measuring stick against an organization’s security practices and functions. OpenSAMM is a maturity model should be used as a scorecard for improving software assurance and provides prescriptive guidance for technical and non-technical users.

SAMM divides the SDLC into the governance, construction, verification, and deployment business functions consisting of 12 security practices. Each practice is a silo for improvement that can be performed independently or as part of a plan. The maturity of each practice is scored from 0 to 3.

The approach of SAMM is iterative and the goal is to have a phased approach to assess which areas need the most work and prioritize. The initial results are used to create a baseline roadmap from which the phased approach would be developed. The resulting scorecard provides a basis to perform a gap analysis.

A new OpenSAMM version will include new functionality of analyzing feedback, case studies, and mapping of OpenSAMM to other regulations such as PCI, COBIT, CMMI, and FISMA.