Software security shouldn’t be an afterthought. That’s why the secure software development life cycle deserves a fresh look.
News headlines abound with stories of well-known companies falling victim to cyberattacks and data breaches. Some attacks — such as 2017’s WannaCry ransomware — cause global mayhem and an immediate reaction from businesses, which scramble to issue and install patches. But there’s a far bigger problem than the headlines would lead you to believe. It’s a problem that is part of the approach that has, so far, been taken to software development, and one that is leaving tiny imperfections deep inside the infrastructure of organizations across the world.