Comprehensive Security. Secure Software Development Life-Cycle Integration
The best way to promote security is not to reactively add security software, like firewalls and malware protection, to a system; but to plan for it proactively by developing software that is devoid of vulnerabilities and inherently secure in its design. Including security early in the information system development life cycle (SDLC) will usually result in less expensive and more effective security than adding it to an operational system.
For organizations that already develop their own custom software, Savid assists with integrating the Security Development Life Cycle into their existing development process. In general, SDLC phases include: initiation, acquisition/development, implementation, operations/maintenance, and disposition. Security issues are discussed and defined at the beginning of development.
The best way to ensure secure software is to test in every step of the development lifecycle, from the ground-up – the earlier a security flaw is discovered in development, the easier it is to fix. Security quality gates are placed in the lifecycle to establish measurable objectives. Savid is experienced with adapting the security steps of each phase into any development methodology.