There are practical applications of checklists in many different fields. Aviation, project engineering, now even surgery. But what about software? Sure, checklists are sometimes used in code reviews, to good effect. But can we do more, can we get the same thing out of checklists that pilots do, or that surgeons do?
Frank Kim invited me to post on software security at the SANS Application Security Street Fighter's blog. My post on using checklists in software development and software security can be found here.