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Security Development Lifecycle by Steve Lipner, Michael Howard

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Chapter 12. Stage 7: Secure Testing Policies

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You can’t test quality into a product, and you also can’t test security into it. If the product is written in an insecure manner, uses many insecure coding practices, or has a large attack surface, no amount of testing is going to make the product secure.

That said, you should provide a testing “sanity check” of the code before release. Testing is, of course, a necessary task, and anecdotal evidence indicates that as product groups at Microsoft release a subsequent product version covered by Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), engineers tend ...

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