Building Security In Maturity Model (BSIMM)

Measure, compare, and improve your software security program

In a development world driven by speed and digital transformation, understanding all the security activities necessary to secure your organization is a real challenge. To gain clarity and put best practices into action, you first need to start with an outside-in view of your current security posture.

What does BSIMM help you do?


A BSIMM assessment empowers you to analyze and benchmark your software security program against 100+ organizations across several industry verticals. It’s an objective, data-driven analysis from which to base decisions of resources, time, budget, and priorities as you seek to improve your security posture.

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A BSIMM assessment enables you to

An objective, data-driven benchmarking tool that helps you build a better software security program


Assess your maturity level based on real-world data

Compare your software security program against industry peers based on real-world data. BSIMM is an open standard with a framework built on observed software security practices. It incorporates data from hundreds of assessments in more than 100 organizations, describing the work of thousands of security professionals and developers.


Understand your strengths and weaknesses to build a long-term plan

Unlike other frameworks, BSIMM is descriptive, not prescriptive. It documents your current practices—not what a small group of experts think you should be doing. It helps you understand your strengths and weaknesses, and what areas to prioritize based on your organization’s specific risks and capabilities.

The next step is to develop a Maturity Action Plan (MAP) with detailed steps to meet your software security objectives.


Build trust with your internal stakeholders, customers, partners, and regulators

BSIMM enables you to share your software security posture with your stakeholders quickly and easily. It offers concrete details to show executives, board members, customers, partners, and regulators how your efforts are making a difference to the security posture of your organization.


Engage with your peers in a vibrant BSIMM community

BSIMM includes an active member community that meets online and in person throughout the year. Members learn from each other and collaborate in a private setting to improve their software security programs.

Engage with your security peers via in-person global conferences and an online members-only portal that provides exclusive content such as newsletters, webinars, and blogs.

What customers are saying about BSIMM

With rapidly accelerating software development practices, BSIMM12 data illustrates the actual shifts taking place in security development programs. With this information, organizations can adapt their own strategies to protect their organization and customers without dampening innovation."

Todd Wiedman

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CISO at Landis+Gy

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