The presentation discusses the importance of Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) in building secure software and how it can be tailored for small companies. The main thesis is that developers build secure software and the security team can train, provide tools, consult, and advise them on secure development. Root cause analysis is crucial in driving the development process. The presentation emphasizes the need to manage third-party components and have a response process in place. The main points are:
- SDL is crucial in building secure software
- Developers build secure software
- Security team can train, provide tools, consult, and advise developers
- Root cause analysis is crucial in driving the development process
- Manage third-party components
- Have a response process in place
The presenter highlights the importance of SDL in building secure software and how it can be tailored for small companies. He notes that smaller companies may have a smaller security team, budget, and management that may not understand the importance of secure development. However, it is crucial to think about the company's situation and the criticality of their products. The presenter also emphasizes that a bug bounty program is not a substitute for an SDL process. He notes that penetration testing is crucial in finding vulnerabilities, but it is not a deterministic way of testing software. The presenter also mentions that threat modeling is important in building a secure architecture and design. However, it is not the only activity in the SDL process.