The Secure SDLC

Developers write code daily. Organizations are looking for standard processes to create a secure SDLC (software development life cycle). They are injecting security into the SDLC to make the ongoing development secure by design and catch security flaws in the SDLC. A secure SDLC, in general, entails incorporating security testing and other activities into an existing development process. Furthermore, writing security requirements alongside functional requirements is one example, as is doing an architectural risk analysis during the design phase of the SDLC. Moreover, the Secure Software Development Lifecycle is a multi-step approach that speeds software development from conception to release.

The modern Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) typically involves six stages:

Analysis – Creation of a high-level development plan.

Design – Preparation of the application’s architecture

Coding – Here is the magic, and developers write the code.

Testing – Various QA protocols and functional tests are introduced.

Deployment – The consumer releases and uses the application at this time.

Maintenance – Resolving the bugs/patches/updates vulnerabilities.


In the latter stages of the SDLC, DAST (“Dynamic Application Security Testing”) tests used to find vulnerabilities in the run-time in the form of “Penetration Testing.” While the outcome of SAST and DAST can create and add value to the overall security posture and, of course, a secure SDLC,