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North Texas ISSA Monthly Meeting for January 2015

January 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Speaker: Rohit Sethi

Speaker Bio: Rohit Sethi is a specialist in building security controls into the software development life cycle (SDLC). He has helped improve software security at some of the world’s most security sensitive organizations in financial services, software, ecommerce, healthcare, telecom, and other industries.

Rohit has built and taught SANS courses on Secure J2EE development. He has spoken and taught at FS-ISAC, RSA, OWASP, Secure Development Conference, Shmoocon, CSI National, Sec Tor, Infosecurity, CFI-CIRT, and many others.

Mr. Sethi has written articles for InfoQ, Dr. Dobb’s Journal, TechTarget, Security Focus and the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), has appeared on Fox News Live, and has been quoted as an expert in application security for ITWorldCanada and Computer World. He also created the OWASP Design Patterns Security Analysis project.

Presentation Title: Managing Security Requirements in Software Projects

Presentation Description: Security requirements, and more broadly Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs), are often critical to the development of software. Unfortunately, many traditional and agile development methodologies tend to focus on features with little attention paid to NFRs. As a result, most organizations do not rigorously track NFRs alongside functional requirements, which leads to increased costs and – in the case of security – significant risk down the road.

This presentation focuses on how to practically build systematic security and NFRs into the development process. We will address the following:

  • How do people currently address NFRs
  • Challenges with current approaches
  • Addressing recurring issues with an NFR library
  • Defining library goals
  • Selecting a repository for re-usable requirements
  • Selecting information sources
  • Add requirements to the repository
  • Using the library in development projects

Learning objectives:

  • Understand shortcomings in current development processes for addressing NFRs
  • Be able to build a simple library of re-usable non-functional requirements
  • Be able to use the library in development projects

Reservation and Payment Information

You may reserve your spot by registering at Constant Contact before 9:00 AM the day of the meeting. We encourage you to register online even if you plan on paying at the door so that we will have a count for the restaurant.

Please note you are free to show up without registering and we will certainly try to seat you, but it is always possible we may need to turn unregistered persons away when seats run out.


Members who prepay online: $10

Guests who prepay online: $20

Anyone paying at the door: $25


January 15, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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