What You Need in Your SDLC

A secure software development lifecycle (SDLC) is a process that helps organizations develop software in a secure way. It includes a set of policies, procedures, and guidelines that are designed to identify and mitigate security risks throughout the software development process.

The core components of a secure SDLC include:

  1. Security planning: This involves identifying the organization’s security goals and objectives, and developing a plan to achieve them.
  2. Threat modeling: This involves identifying potential threats to the software, and assessing their likelihood and impact. This includes how often you threat model, and what your general methodology involves.
  3. Security requirements: This involves documenting the security requirements for the software, and ensuring that they are met throughout the development process. 3. This is a description that meets the requirements of your app, focusing on where sensitive data lives and the amount of planning required for changes
  4. Security testing: This involves testing the software for security vulnerabilities, and fixing any that are found. 4. Pipeline Security options from conception to completion such as: Tickets, Unit Testing, SAST, SCA, DAST, IaC scanning, and more
  5. Security deployment: This involves deploying the software in a secure way, and monitoring it for security vulnerabilities after it has been deployed. 5. Monitoring methodologies are the main component here, but may include runtime security as well

A secure SDLC can help organizations to develop software that is more secure, and to reduce the risk of security breaches.

Here are some additional tips for developing a secure SDLC:

  • Involve security experts from the beginning of the process.
  • Use security tools and technologies to help identify and mitigate risks.
  • Train developers on security best practices.
  • Monitor the software for security vulnerabilities after it has been deployed.
  • Update the SDLC as new security threats emerge.

By following these tips, organizations can develop software that is more secure and less likely to be compromised.

member photo member photo member photo member photo member photo

Get Started now

Be part of the product security movement today.

The Cloud Security List