In order for security measures to be effective, it is important to address it at the source, which is at the software/system development level, then integrate it throughout the whole life cycle. Systems and software are usually built considering their functionality as the main criteria. In the past, the approach consisted in developing systems and software focusing on the functionalities they are supposed to offer, leading to organizations spending a lot of money implementing security controls at various levels, to cope with the vulnerabilities and weaknesses arising once those systems and software are deployed. With the rise of cyber-threats and the demand to develop secure software and systems, it is important to fit or integrate security into the core of a product and provide protection at the necessary levels.

Secure System Development Life Cycle

System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) focuses on the operational side. Therefore, its model is more IT department oriented. At Akson Consulting Inc., we help our clients securing their system development life cycle by implementing an effective approach, tailored to meet their needs. Our approach uses a mix of processes, methodologies, best practices, and technologies, in order to integrate security into the entire life-cycle. From a high-level perspective, our approach integrates security, using various methodologies, to all of the following phases:

  • Initiation Phase
  • Acquisition/Development Phase
  • Implementation Phase
  • Operation/Maintenance Phase

Proficient system security requires a plethora of knowledge, controls, tools and processes. Our methodology guarantees that system security is integrated properly at all SDLC phases in respect of industry standards.

Secure Software Development Life Cycle

Software Development Life Cycle puts more focus on design and programming. Thus, its model is more leaning on engineers and coders. At Akson Consulting Inc., we assist our clients securing their software development life cycle, by tailoring a highly personalized approach, adapted to their specific needs. Our approach relies on a combination of processes, methodologies, best practices, and technologies, in order to integrate security into the whole software life cycle. From a high-level perspective, our approach integrates security, using various methodologies, to all of the following phases:

  • Project Initiation
  • Functional Design Analysis & planning
  • System Design specifications
  • Development Phase
  • Testing Phase
  • Installation/Implementation Phase
  • Operational/Maintenance Phase
  • Disposal Phase

Our methodology is very flexible and, as a consequence, can adapt to the clients’ environments as well as their software development models.