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Managing Digital Trust in the Software Development Life Cycle

Published: 26 May 2017

ID: G00326944

Analyst(s): Mark Driver , Felix Gaehtgens , Mark O'Neill


Establishing, managing and maintaining trust in a digital world requires an integrated approach to embed and quantify trust throughout the entire SDLC. Application leaders should rethink their SDLC to be more like a trusted supply chain, taking into account the multiple dependencies and actors.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Defining Digital Trust for the Software Development Life Cycle


  • Re-Evaluate the SDLC in the Form of a Trusted Software Supply Chain With Varied Levels of Trust
  • Assign Tiers of Trust Within the SDLC
  • Use Adaptive Verification Methods and Mitigating Controls
  • Track Dependencies Between Components
    • Evaluating Trust

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