Welcome to my second Patreon essay, part one of a four part series. You can find the essay here. This series is intended to provide an overview of the process of secure application development. It won't tell you how to do the work, but it should
leave you with a good understanding of how the pieces fit together so you know what you need to learn. While I've had NGOs in mind while writing it, every organization that's starting out to build software, especially smaller teams writing higher-risk tools, should find something useful here.
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In my queue right now for my next pieces are the next three pieces of this series, more updates to my piece on real world use cases for high-risk users, and a multi-part series on deniability and security invariants that’s been in the works for some time.
The photo, in case you're curious, is from the currently-under-construct Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's west side, taken from the plaza at the new 7 line subway stop.
Thanks again for your support, and don’t hesitate to tell your friends and colleagues! So far, this seems to be a pretty effective model, but I'm hoping I can hit my next goal soon – that's where these pieces start pulling their weight for real.