Chapter 3. A Short History of the SDL at Microsoft

In this chapter:

This chapter describes the path that Microsoft followed in developing the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and offers a brief overview of the recent history and evolution of computer security practices. This history also makes clear why some current approaches to building more secure software don’t work or don’t work well enough to respond to evolving threats to software security.

First Steps

Microsoft designed MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows 3.1, and Windows ...

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