[ISN] DHS wants to improve software security
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Fri Feb 3 04:28:43 EST 2006
By Michael Arnone
Feb. 1, 2006
The Homeland Security Department wants public comment on two draft
documents that are part of a federal program to improve software
security, according to today's Federal Register.
The documents are part of the Software Assurance Program that DHS
created as part of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. The
program is designed to reduce vulnerabilities and exploitation of
weaknesses to improve software security, particularly in software that
critical infrastructure uses.
One document, "Security in the Software Lifecycle," aims to help
developers and project managers of software applications establish
strategies to make sure new software products are more secure.
The second, "Secure Software Assurance - Common Body of Knowledge,"
would help colleges and the private sector create curricula to train
people in software assurance.
The documents and an online comment form are available at the Build
Security In Web site . Comments on the two documents are due by
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