Security development lifecycle (SDL) can help enterprises improve the safety of their products with minimal cost. It conforms to the idea secure at the source. Proper implementation of SDL can have a positive effect on the development of the enterprise’s security.
SDL was first proposed by Microsoft in software engineering to help with software security solutions. SDL is a security process that focuses on software development, with the principles of security and privacy in all stages of development. Since 2004, SDL has been a mandatory policy in the business of Microsoft. The steps involved in the SDL process are given in Figure 17.1.