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Adding Security to your SDLC - it doesn't have to be painful!

Audrey Sunu on Jun 10, 2014

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Remember when applications were nestled in their own silos and network security was all you needed? Now, applications are so much more than that: critical hubs for information sharing in a scattered, distributed environment. At Prevoty, we believe that security must be developed directly into the application for it to function dynamically and still protect sensitive data. 

We recently hosted a webinar with Application Development Trends (ADTmag.com) on Secure Software Development Lifecycles (SSDLCs) to prove that with the right tool, you can painlessly integrate security into your existing product development process. It’s a lot less complex than you might think. 

 

Here are the highlights:  

Implementing SSDLC: Dreams vs. Reality

Over 72% of the audience was not employing some form of an SSDLC or did not know if they were using one at all.
Ideally, an SSDLC cycles through these steps: setting requirements, threat modeling, secure coding, scanning/testing, and conducting reviews. It seems perfectly sensible, so why aren’t more people doing it? 

Prevoty CTO Kunal Anand, who has led security and development teams at MySpace and BBC, knows firsthand that good faith attempts at an SSDLC amidst a rapidly changing attack landscape often results in an inefficient allocation of time and resources. It can mean deployment schedule delays, chasing endless vulnerability backlogs (with false positives to boot), and friction between development and security teams.


The Solution: Focus On Strengths 
77% of polled audience members do not know what kinds of attacks their organization has been subject to.
As alarming as this sounds, we’re not shocked. Application developers and product managers are not security experts by default, nor should they be. Their focus should be on adding value to the business with regular, feature-rich releases -- not in costly remediation or in preventing zero-day exploits. 

To address this gap, we developed a radical new tool that empowers developers to integrate security into the coding stage with a simple SDK. Prevoty's engine, which not only understands syntax but also context, prevents malicious intent without relying on past definitions and signatures. Whatever your current strategy, with Prevoty you can boost the efficacy of your existing security efforts, eliminate false positives, and get active zero-day prevention. 

In other words, you don’t have to disrupt your core business or be a security expert to develop secure software.

Watch the full replay below or visit this direct link



Don't let security be an afterthought. Talk to us about how we can help you develop better software with security in mind. 

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Audrey Sunu

Topics: SSDLC