Integrating security into the application development lifecycle early produces more secure and robust applications at a lower cost. A common misconception is that applications should be secured after they are developed, but before deployment to the production environment. Performing an application security audit after applications are complete typically reveals massive amounts of security flaws. Some of these flaws can involve serious architectural issues. In a best-case scenario, developers can expect to invest an immense amount of time and effort to fix these flaws. In the worst case, the application may require recoding and an overhaul of its architecture. Performing application security in this manner is incredibly expensive and time-consuming. Integrating security into the early phases of the software development lifecycle neutralizes this cost and produces more secure applications in far less time.
Our secure software development lifecycle (SSDLC) service includes:
Foundstone measures the maturity of your application security efforts and helps you determine the next steps by evaluating your SSDLC against a baseline of our seven best-practice areas: