Secure Software Lifecycle Resource Centre


SSDLC: The Secure Software Development Lifecycle

Traditional practice for secure code verification is largely reactive. Code is first developed in accordance with relatively loose guidelines, and then tested to find potential vulnerabilities.

SSDLC offers a better, proactive approach to ensure that code is secure by design and implemented using a systematic development process.

SSDLC: A proactive approach to secure software development


Static analysis (SAST)
& SSDLC


Dynamic analysis (DAST)
& SSDLC



Requirements traceability
& SSDLC


Pen testing
& SSDLC




Secure Application Code Matters

There are so many factors that contribute to the security of a connected device that it would be easy to overlook the role of application code

Here's why it matters.

Hacking is indiscriminate, easy, cheap and lucrative for unscrupulous members of society. Read why that makes your application a target.

The security of any connected system depends on its “defence in depth.” A key element of that defence in depth lies in secure software development.

Learn more about defence in depth and secure applications, and the significance of endpoints in IoT security.

Static Application
Software Test (SAST)

Learn how SAST is applied early in the lifecycle, lowering the cost of vulnerability rectification.

White Box Dynamic Application Software Test (DAST)

Learn how white box DAST analyses complement SAST and black box DAST techniques.


Secure Software Development For Automotive Applications

There are more connected cars than ever, and as arguably the biggest and most complicated of connected devices, vehicles are vulnerable.

Learn more of secure software development in the context of automotive security.

Leveraging automated tools to satisfy the demands of ISO 26262


SAE J3061 and ISO 26262?
They’re made for each other


Best advice on
ISO/SAE DIS 21434



Securing the IIoT

As with any IIoT network, if the security of an IIoT environment is poorly implemented, it can have a drastic impact on the security of an entire organisation.


Learn why secure software development is key to IIoT security.

Applying IEC 62443-4-1 to Industrial Automation Control Systems


IIRA and RAMI 4.0:
Securing the IIoT 


Safety-Related Control
System Software and ISO 13849:2015


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