SDL at 10: Driving Business Value

Since 2004, the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) has helped developers to build more secure software from the ground up. It’s a key component of the Trustworthy Computing Group’s mission to expand trust on the internet.

As the SDL enters its second decade of service, Microsoft is telling the inside story: Life in the Digital Crosshairs.

As I’ve written previously, security is an important topic not just for developers and IT staff, but also for executives. Managing security risks well is increasingly important to the success of a business or organization.

For more on the business value of the SDL, I’d encourage you to take a look at a recent article from Forbes magazine: The Business World Owes A Lot To Microsoft Trustworthy Computing.

Our SDL tools and related resources are available to anyone for free — they have been downloaded over 1 million times. And we’ve created a version, called SDL for Agile, to help developers working on applications with shorter build cycles, including cloud apps.

You can also read more about how Microsoft is enabling secure development practices for online services in a recent blog post on Operational Security Assurance from my colleague Mike Reavey.

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Adrienne Hall

General Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Adrienne Hall is a General Manager in the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing group, where she leads a team of information technology (IT) professionals who are focused on the security, privacy, reliability, and accessibility of devices and services built on Microsoft technology. Read more »