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Security Development Lifecycle by Steve Lipner, Michael Howard

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Chapter 4. SDL for Management

In this chapter:

This chapter tells managers what they need to know about the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). Our major focus is the role of managers in making the SDL succeed: what the manager or executive must do to ensure that his or her team can build more secure software.

Another purpose of this chapter is to prepare the manager or executive to deal with the impact of the SDL on development projects: what kinds of resources will be required, what impact the SDL will have on costs and schedules, and how the manager should assess whether the project is on track to comply with SDL requirements.

Commitment for Success

It is very important that managers understand the SDL’s ...

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