Understanding the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)


You are the Information Security manager of a regional bank based in Abu Dhabi. Your team has been funded to develop a customer-facing, cognitive system that interactively answers customer questions online. The conditions of funding include that the SDLC must incorporate security best practices in all phases of the life cycle.

Write a paper that includes the following:

1- A description of the four SDLC stages of your end-to-end project.

2- A detailed explanation of the security measures you would incorporate into each stage of the SDLC in order to ensure security best practices are followed all along the life cycle of the project

3- Include a description of under what circumstances you would employ HTTP protocol versus an SSL protocol.

Keep in mind, we are most interested in your ability to describe the SDLC stages and the steps you would take to enforce security during each stage. Use diagrams, where appropriate.


  • Your paper should be 4-5 pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
  • You must include a minimum of Four (4) credible sources and information from the module to support your writing.
  • Your paper must follow University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, as appropriate.

You are strongly encouraged to submit all assignments to the Turnitin Originality Check

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