DHS wants to improve software security

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 Feb. 21.

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