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Understand the key security engineering activities that you need to be aware of in application development. Written by a Microsoft UK employee - "The Developer Highway code" as a download or a traditional book

It you write code then you need to understand how to write secure code.  If you want to understand how to write code that is secure by design then you need to seek the help of people who "have been there".  Microsoft has helped thousands of people write applications that do not leak information and Paul's book has helped even more.


The Developer Highway Code, written by Paul Maher of Microsoft, is a concise handbook that captures and summarises the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of the software development process. This companion guide should be a must for any Developer, Architect, Tester etc. undertaking software development...The book is presented in easy to read checklist form, covering essential guidance on writing and releasing secure code.

The book has been downloaded by  over 100,000 people and over 20,000 actual books are out there ... and now it has been updated!!

In case you are still not convinced, please read the following endorsements:

“The developer highway code is an innovative guide for ALL developers across the United Kingdom. The weakest link in any Security solution adopted by our customers will be exploited by irresponsible criminals worldwide. The developer highway code empowers developers with the detailed knowledge and practical steps they should take to avoid Security compromises.” Nick McGrath, Director Platform Strategy, Microsoft Ltd.

“Developers are a most critical component to a more safe computing experience for all computer users in the UK and around the world. Code written for a program or operating system, or process must be able to withstand the most aggressive attempts to ‘break it’.  From games to mission-critical operations, secure code will form the base for success or disaster.  The Developer Highway Code should be a required reading. Edward P Gibson, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Ltd


Download full book only as a pdf or Download full book only as an xps

Book eg Amazon - The Developer Highway Code




Posted Wed, Mar 19 2008 3:43 PM by David Overton

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