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Importance of Secure Software Development for the Software Development at Different SDLC Phases

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posted on 2023-08-15, 13:24 authored by Faris Mohamed Ahmed Hassan, Shampa Rani Das, Manzoor HussainManzoor Hussain

  

The advancement of technology has made the development of software applications become unstoppable. The wide use of software applications has increased the threat to cyber security. The recent pandemic required the organization to adapt and manage new threats and cyberattacks due to the rising number of cybercrime activities all around the digital ecosystem. This situation has led to the importance of ensuring that the software is safe to use. Therefore, software development that emphasizes security aspects in every phase of the software development life cycle (SDLC) should be prioritized and practised to minimize cybersecurity problems. In this study, a document survey be conducted to achieve an understanding of secure software development processes and activities. The source of information is retrieved from different reliable resources of scientific research databases such as IEEE, Science Direct and Google Scholar. Moreover, trusted web resources also be referenced to support the argument in the literature study. Findings show that there are several steps of security measures for every phase of SDLC that should be conducted to improve the security performance of the software developed. The author also suggests solutions for dealing with current issues in secure software development which include educating and training the development team on secure coding practices, utilizing automated tools for software testing and implementing continuous automated scanning of threats and vulnerabilities in the system environment.

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manzoor.hussain@indus.edu.pk

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