Developers: Learn about the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle

A mandatory part of Microsoft product development, the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) plays a critical role in embedding security and privacy into Microsoft software and culture.


Now Microsoft is making SDL tools, process guidance, and training available for every developer.


If you’re a developer, or if you just want to explore how the Microsoft SDL works, how it got started, or how it improves the security of Microsoft products, visit

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »