Secure development cycle
If your company needs to develop software and the security part is not yet well defined, we offer the Security Development Lifecycle service, or SDL. In literal translation, it means secure development cycle, and it is one of the main current practices in the market. In practice, SDL is a large set of practices aimed at ensuring security in a given development. In this way, developers start to have an extra concern in the roadmap. When done well, in addition to ensuring security, of course, the SDL also acts to reduce development costs, in addition to its final time. As a result, it is a methodology that has been applied in various parts of the world, with the aim of optimizing deliveries and increasing the company's earnings. As it is a great junction of practices, each company has a strategic plan determined by our team to make better use of existing resources. Even so, some steps are essential and are present in all plans, as they are the basis of the methodology.
What do we offer?
In the SDL service, your company will have support for analysis and adjustment of the following
Session management and authentication
We help to build the session management correctly, and the authentication methods are built securely. After all, it's the entry point to your system, and it needs to be running without risk of cyberattacks.
User input handling
How the system will deal with users entering the network is a very important point, especially if we think about attacks such as denial of service. Therefore, how this user input will be done by the system is highly evaluated by our team.
The famous user permissions to perform certain actions must also be configured and, above all, managed correctly. In a way, authorizations are responsible for granting access to various system functionalities, highlighting the importance of care in this application.
An important way to be safe is to know how to measure, register and combat the errors pointed out during a development process. Because of this, we carry out all this registration so that it is easier for the company and developers to understand its scope and the consequences that may arise.
Encryption is one of the main information security tactics and must be present in all stages of the SDL, from training to support. In this way, we work to keep the system's encryption levels well active, ensuring greater difficulty for potential intruders.
SDL application steps
By contracting our service, you will have the following steps taken initially, in addition to the entire personalized plan according to your performance. The SDL is one of the best paths for a team to follow and ensure information security-based execution. After all, nowadays, any slip or open gap can lead to financial losses for any company, in addition to putting its operations at risk.
The first step for any security implementation is training so that as many people involved in the processes know what is being done. In this case, from project developers to the product team must be aware of the basics when dealing with information security. Therefore, it is the first step for any SDL, making the main practices and requirements understood and assimilated by all, ensuring that there is a good support network. In addition, it helps to avoid common cases of attack, especially those dealing with the misinformation of those responsible.
Every action plan needs to be based on requirements, that is, what essentially the system must have in order not to suffer from virtual attacks. So, it's time to design what can happen at each end of the project. In this sense, we are talking about identifying, for example, whether an online firewall barrier is needed, or whether everything will be offline, which would not justify the use of a firewall. Thus, it is what will guide the first ideas for creating the development as a whole, being an extremely important part.
Another fundamental step is threat modeling, which basically boils down to applying an attack attempt directly to the project. This technique is very functional so that developers can know in practice what the bottlenecks are and where they are. In this way, it is a stage where all the documentation is assembled, listing the main points to have a good answer at the end. In practice, it is where implementation bottlenecks are actually perceived and probable next steps are established.
An important step is to put everything that involves the project under encryption protection, whatever the type chosen in each case. Thus, from the login of authorized users to the control of a certain action, they must be encrypted. Deep down, the objective is also not to allow the collaborators themselves to end up making mistakes unintentionally and releasing information, or changing permissions without actually being necessary.