The Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM) is an open framework to help organizations formulate and implement a strategy for software security that is tailored to the specific risks facing the organization. The resources provided by SAMM will aid in:
◊ Evaluating an organization’s existing
software security practices
◊ Building a balanced software security program
in well-defined iterations
◊ Demonstrating concrete improvements
to a security assurance program
◊ Defining and measuring security-related activities
within an organization
SAMM was defined with flexibility in mind such that it can be utilized by small, medium, and large organizations using any style of development. Additionally, this model can be applied organization-wide, for a single line-of-business, or even for an individual project.
As an open project, SAMM content shall always remain vendor-neutral and freely available for all to use.
Apesar de ser feito com ajuda e idéias do OWASP, pode-se com um pouco de adaptação utilizar em ambientes não-web.