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It is a necessary activity to cut off as many areas of potential security weakness as possible. The software security development lifecycle (SSDL) is one approach that application developers need to embrace. Beyond that, Ovum believes that organizations must devise a security strategy on the basis that hackers, malware, and insiders are already present and active inside the security firewall.


  • Where the military and the banks have led, it is time for the majority of businesses to assess their vulnerabilities and consider the use of secure systems architectures.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand how to improve security within your organization.
  • Understand how to implement an enterprise architecture that ensures that your organization is protected from hackers, malware, and insiders operating within the security firewall.

Key questions answered

  • What can businesses do today to stem the flood of security exploits streaming over the web?
  • What are the benefits of the SSDL?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Developer culture needs to change to embrace SSDL
  • Growth in number of security-related exploits requires a sea change within organizations
  • There will be growth in multi-factor authentication and multi-level security


  • Further reading
  • Author

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