The cyber security engineering team addresses security and survivability
throughout the development and acquisition life cycles, especially in the
early stages. We have created methods and solutions that can be integrated
into your existing practices. Learn more about
how your organization can benefit.
In addition, our software assurance curriculum helps prepare the next generation of software security experts.
Solutions for Software Engineers
Software assurance is more than checking off boxes for compliance. Click on the graphic below to learn more about how our
work in the following areas can help you understand and implement software
- Security Quality Requirements
Engineering (SQUARE): Learn how to build security into the
early stages of the production cycle through this nine-step process. Tools
are available that adapt the SQUARE process to consider privacy requirements
(P-SQUARE) and acquisition (A-SQUARE).
- Supply Chain
Assurance: Learn how you can reduce risk from software defects
while leveraging the significant opportunities afforded by supply
- Software Security Assurance
Measurement and Analysis: Learn how to establish and
measure justified confidence that a software-reliant product is sufficiently
secure to meet operational needs.
- Survivability Analysis Framework (SAF): Learn how to analyze complexity and integration issues throughout the development life cycle to ensure that development is proceeding as planned, and how to link security decisions to mission-critical needs.
- Complexity Modeling and Analysis: Learn how modeling can offer a viable, reasoned way to describe problem complexity within the security assurance ecosystem and with sufficient insight to identify opportunities for real improvement.
These solutions also support critical, security-focused activities in the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle.
To help meet the demand for skilled professionals who can build security
and correct functionality into software development, we developed a
software assurance curriculum and other educational materials for
undergraduate, graduate, and community college levels.