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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Microsoft to release secure coding model

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that the company plans to release three security programs in November to help companies reduce vulnerabilities in their software products and design more secure products for the future.

Starting in the fall, the company will allow companies to download its Secure Development Lifecycle (SDL) Optimization Model, which allows organizations to gauge the completeness and maturity of their own software development programs as well as identify gaps in their practices, Steve Lipner, senior director of security engineering strategy at Microsoft, said in an interview transcript posted by company online.

The SDL Optimization Model and SDL Threat Modeling Tool will both become freely available in November, the software giant said.

Posted on 09/16