Securing the Modern Enterprise

Meet the Software Total Risk Management(SToRM) Framework


Evolve from a vulnerability-focused approach

Traditional approaches to software security are not working. Executives need a better way to understand which products, systems, and teams are putting their enterprise at most risk – and deploy appropriate action plans.

The Software Total Risk Management Framework (SToRM) represents a new approach for enterprises to more effectively assess and protect software-dependent IT systems. Change your approach – evolve from a vulnerability focused approached to risk-based one. Learn pragmatic steps to ensure you’re mitigating the most risk with limited resources, time, and budget.

Download this guide to learn about the SToRM approach:

  • Asset Rating: Document critical software assets, prioritize business applications and rate them on a scale that makes sense for the situation/company
  • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Gap Analysis: Augment internal and customer requirements with industry best practices and see potential gaps
  • Risk Discovery and Assessment: Perform a threat-based review of applications and/or systems-level technical specifications and attack vectors
  • Application Re-ordering: After threat modeling, re-assess the risk ranking of your applications and put them into tiers based on standardized risk criteria
  • Security Test Calibration: Construct a security testing framework that ensures breadth and depth of testing is commensurate to application criticality
"The SToRM Methodology provided here represents the best thinking by highly-experienced and keenly-aware software security professionals to help you to avoid the pitfalls and landmines ever-present in the software development world. SToRM helps you to take the bull by the horns and bring about an effective and probably-secure software development lifecycle."Mark Merkow, Application Security Architecture and Design, WageWorks