It takes research, development and testing to deploy a secure web or mobile application that users can access or download with confidence. Application security is one of the biggest concerns in the tech world today. Many people are concerned that hackers will be able to exploit unlocked doors in the virtual world to break into their computers or mobile devices. Developers and those who support apps need to stay on top of the latest trends in secure development.
An application has the best chance of staying secure if it is developed using what is known as a secure development life cycle (SDLC). SDLC is comprised of seven phases. Each phase allows developers to build the most secure and user-friendly version of an app. Planning ahead by using an established life cycle makes it easy to anticipate and repair any vulnerabilities that may come as a result of the front-end design or back-end coding of an app. This approach can help developers avoid costly and unexpected security-related discoveries in the last stages of development.