Oracle Software Security Assurance

Importance of Software Security Assurance | Oracle

Importance of Software Security Assurance

As organizations worldwide increase their reliance on software controls to protect their computing environments and data, the topic of Software Security Assurance grows in importance. The tremendous potential costs associated with security incidents, the emergence of increasingly complex regulations, and the continued operational costs associated with staying up to date with security patches all require that organizations give careful consideration to how they address software security.

For more information on Software Security Assurance, see Wikipedia on Software Security Assurance.

Oracle Software Security Assurance

Encompassing every phase of the product development lifecycle, Oracle Software Security Assurance (OSSA) is Oracle's methodology for building security into the design, build, testing, and maintenance of its products. Oracle's goal is to ensure that Oracle's products, as well as the customer systems that leverage those products, remain as secure as possible.

Oracle Software Security Assurance is a set of industry-leading standards, technologies, and practices aimed at:

  • Fostering security innovations. Oracle has a long tradition of security innovations. Today this legacy continues with Oracle's market leading database security and identity management solutions.
  • Reducing the incidence of security weaknesses in Oracle products. Oracle Software Security Assurance key programs include Oracle's Secure Coding Standards, mandatory security training for development, the cultivation of security leaders within development groups, and the use of automated analysis and testing tools.
  • Reducing the impact of security weaknesses in released products on customers. Oracle has adopted transparent security vulnerability disclosure and remediation policies.  The company is committed to treating ALL customers equally, and delivering the best possible security patching experience through the Critical Patch Update and Security Alert programs.
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