Mapping 1.5 to 2.0

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Overview

For those organizations using 1.0 or 1.5 versions of SAMM it’s important to take the time to understand how the framework has evolved. Organizations that implemented security initiatives and are looking for SAMM scores to validate effectiveness will need to take these changes into consideration since in most cases expectations for maturity level 3 have been significantly increased in favor of automation and better alignment with development teams.

Organizationally, some important changes worth noting:

  • Construction is now Design
  • New Business Function: Implementation
  • New Operational Management Practice
  • Activities are now continuous throughout each Security Practice
  • Operational Enablement eliminated and absorbed by other practices

The chart below provides a high-level summary of the changes between different practices, with more details to follow:

Governance

graph LR classDef gov fill:#7ac,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef des fill:#d75,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef imp fill:#ff0,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ver fill:#686,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ops fill:#c55,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; sm1 --> |Increased emphasis on Metrics|sm2 pc1 --> |Focus on usability|pc2 pc1 --> |Published as requirements|sr2 eg1 --> |Added guidance for Security Champions|eg2 sm1 --> |Risk-Based Classification|ta2 subgraph SAMM 1.5 subgraph Governance eg1(Education & Guidance) sm1(Strategy & Metrics) pc1(Policy & Compliance) end end subgraph SAMM 2.0 subgraph Governance 2 sm2(Strategy & Metrics) pc2(Policy & Compliance) eg2(Education & Guidance) end subgraph Design ta2(Threat Assessment) sr2(Security Requirements) end class sm1,pc1,eg1,sm2,pc2,eg2 gov class ta2,sr2,sa2,ta1,sr1,sa1 des class sb2,sd2,dm2 imp class dr1,ir1,st1,aa2,rdt2,st2 ver class im1,eh1,oe1,im2,em2,om2 ops end

Construction

graph LR classDef gov fill:#7ac,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef des fill:#d75,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef imp fill:#ff0,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ver fill:#686,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ops fill:#c55,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; ta1 --> |Emphasis on mature methodologies|ta2 ta1 --> |Evaluating 3rd-party components|sa2 sr1 --> |Standardizing on consistent frameworks|sr2 sa1 --> |Focus on design of supporting architecture|sa2 subgraph SAMM 1.5 subgraph Construction ta1(Threat Assessment) sr1(Security Requirements) sa1(Secure Architecture) end end subgraph SAMM 2.0 subgraph Design ta2(Threat Assessment) sr2(Security Requirements) sa2(Security Architecture) end class sm1,pc1,eg1,sm2,pc2,eg2 gov class ta2,sr2,sa2,ta1,sr1,sa1 des class sb2,sd2,dm2 imp class dr1,ir1,st1,aa2,rdt2,st2 ver class im1,eh1,oe1,im2,em2,om2 ops end

Verification

graph LR classDef gov fill:#7ac,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef des fill:#d75,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef imp fill:#ff0,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ver fill:#686,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ops fill:#c55,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; dr1 --> |Increased focus on compliance|aa2 ir1 --> |Enhanced control verification|rdt2 ir1 --> |Code review activities|st2 st1 --> |Scanning & penetration testing|st2 st1 --> |Build-time code scanning|sb2 st1 --> |Deployment security guard-rails|sd2 subgraph SAMM 1.5 subgraph Verification dr1(Design Review) ir1(Implementation Review) st1(Security Testing) end end subgraph SAMM 2.0 subgraph Implementation sb2(Secure Build) sd2(Secure Deployment) end subgraph Verification 2.0 aa2(Architecture Assessment) rdt2(Requirements-Driven Testing) st2(Security Testing) end class sm1,pc1,eg1,sm2,pc2,eg2 gov class ta2,sr2,sa2,ta1,sr1,sa1 des class sb2,sd2,dm2 imp class dr1,ir1,st1,aa2,rdt2,st2 ver class im1,eh1,oe1,im2,em2,om2 ops end

Operations

graph LR classDef gov fill:#7ac,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef des fill:#d75,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef imp fill:#ff0,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ver fill:#686,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; classDef ops fill:#c55,stroke:#000,stroke-width:2px; im1 --> |Enhanced metrics and feedback loops|dm2 im1 --> |Expanded detection of security incidents|im2 eh1 --> |Container security considerations|sd2 eh1 --> |Operations protection tools|aa2 eh1 --> |Configuration baselines and patching|em2 oe1 --> |Expanded use of automation|sd2 subgraph SAMM 1.5 subgraph Operations im1(Issue Management) eh1(Environment Hardening) oe1(Operational Enablement) end end subgraph SAMM 2.0 subgraph Implementation sd2(Secure Deployment) dm2(Defect Management) end subgraph Verification 2.0 aa2(Architecture Assessment) end subgraph Operations 2.0 im2(Incident Management) em2(Environment Management) end class sm1,pc1,eg1,sm2,pc2,eg2 gov class ta2,sr2,sa2,ta1,sr1,sa1 des class sb2,sd2,dm2 imp class dr1,ir1,st1,aa2,rdt2,st2 ver class im1,eh1,oe1,im2,em2,om2 ops end