When I joined the SDL team last fall, the SDL Pro Network had launched as a one-year pilot program. Upon returning from maternity leave, I took over management of the SDL Pro Network. I have been working on formalizing the program in order to bring it from pilot phase into a full blown partner program, to launch after November 2009. I have also been working on bringing new consulting services and training members into the fold, even during this pilot phase of the program.
On May 19, the SANS Institute, one of the most trusted and largest sources for information security training, certification & research in the world, and SAIC, a company of over 45,000 employees worldwide with expertise in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure and health, were also added to the SDL Pro Network in an effort to further broaden the SDL’s reach.
In joining forces with these two new SDL Pro Network members, Microsoft’s SDL team is bringing more options for world-renowned security training and consulting services to new developers around the world.
–Katie Moussouris, Senior Security Strategist, SDL