Secure Your SDLC using OWASP SAMM - ASAP!
One-Day Interactive (Classroom) Training - OWASP New Zealand Day 2023
Incorporating a mix of lectures and workshops, this training delivers an in-depth view of and practical implementation of the OWASP Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM). SAMM provides an effective and measurable way for organizations to analyze and improve their software security posture.
Dates: Tuesday, 4 July 2022
Time: 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (NZST)
Instructor: Raafey Khan, Cyber CX
Course Fee: NZ $500.00 (plus GST and ticketing fees)
Registration Site: https://events.humanitix.com/owaspnz2023-training
Maximum Enrolment: 36 attendees
Part One: SDLC Overview and OWASP SAMM Introduction
- The ‘Application Security Problem’
- Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Overview
- OWASP SAMM - Vision, History, Structure
- OWASP SAMM As an Assessment Tool
Part Two: Applying OWASP SAMM
- Establishing Assessment Scope
- Assessing Governance
- Assessing Design
- Assessing Implementation
- Assessing Verification
- Assessing Operations
- Setting Improvement Targets
Part Three: OWASP SAMM Tools
- Assessment Toolkit
- Benchmark Project
- Relationships with Other SAMM Projects and Tools
Part Four: OWASP SAMM Best Practices
- Choosing the Right Starting Points
- Monitoring and Metrics
- Achieving Security by Default
- Critical Success Factors
Building security into the software development and management practices of a company can be a daunting task. There are many elements to the equation: company structure, different stakeholders, technology stacks, tools and processes, and so forth. Implementing software assurance can have a significant impact on the organization. Yet, trying to achieve this without a good framework is most likely leading to just marginal and unsustainable improvements. OWASP SAMM gives you a structural and measurable framework to do just that. It enables you to formulate and implement a strategy for software security that is tailored to the risk profile of your organization.
The goal of this one-day training, which is conceived as a mix of presentations and interactive workshops, is for the participants to get a more in-depth view of and practical feel for the OWASP SAMM model. The training is set up in three parts:
- In the first part, we present an overview of the model, and review the similarities and differences with other models. The five Business Functions - Governance, Design, Implementation, Verification, and Operations - are explained. Furthermore, different constituent elements (e.g., metrics) are discussed and the overall usage scenarios of the model are explained.
- Next, approximately half a day will be spent doing an actual SAMM evaluation of your organization (or one that you have worked for). We will go through an evaluation of all the SAMM domains and discuss the results in the group. This will give all participants a good indication of the organization’s maturity in software assurance. In the same effort, we will define a target model for your organization and identify the most important challenges in getting there.
- The final part of the training will be dedicated to specific questions or challenges that you are facing about secure development in your organization. In this group discussion, experiences will be shared among participants to address these questions.
In case you haven’t started a secure software initiative in your organization yet, this training should provide you with the necessary foundations and ideas to do so. Be prepared for the highly effective and applicable treatment of this large domain!
And, in case you’re concerned about confidentiality issues, all participants are expected to adhere to the Chatham House Rule.
An eternal security optimist, Raafey’s goal is to help organisations understand their cyber risk and why they should at least try to embed security into their development processes.
Raafey leads the Application Security team for CyberCX globally, with a focus on automating everything and making security simple for development teams.