Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Microsoft Privacy Guidelines for Developers

Microsoft came out last week with Privacy Guidelines for Developing Software Products and Services.

Interesting stuff. The 49-page document reads like a non-technical guide to secure software coding. There isn't a single line of code in the whole thing, but the recommendations could apply to any software developer.

Computer World
had some interesting commentary today on the subject too.

Microsoft has come along way in its approach to security, particularly in the area of software development. They've integrated secure coding practices into their development lifecycle. The privacy guidelines just mentioned are part of Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). Microsoft also has a book on the subject, The Security Development Lifecycle, by Mike Howard and Steve Lipner.

And I'm not just saying that because I'm a Microsoft MVP in developer security.

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