Importance of Secure Development Practices for Cloud Services [Video]

Steve Lipner, partner director of program management in Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, shares his perspective on the importance of secure development practices for cloud services in this episode of the Trustworthy Computing Cloud Fundamentals Video Series."Developers of cloud applications and platforms need to leverage a secure development process and use associated tools to help minimize […]

Steve Lipner, partner director of program management in Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, shares his perspective on the importance of secure development practices for cloud services in this episode of the Trustworthy Computing Cloud Fundamentals Video Series.

"Developers of cloud applications and platforms need to leverage a secure development process and use associated tools to help minimize the number and the severity of security vulnerabilities in the online services they develop," blogged Lipner. "Security isn't something they can bolt on at the end of the development process - it has to be baked into the process from the very beginning."

"As part of your cloud provider evaluation process, you should ask your candidate cloud providers about their development processes and how security is addressed," Lipner said.