Certification of Software Development Processes – “Trusted Development”
Secure soft ware is the foundation of secure IT operations and effective IT security management. In addition to meeting the functional requirements, soft ware today must ensure at least the three fundamental information security objectives of confidentiality, integrity and availability. This is not only true for software for which information security is explicitly defined as a requirement. Rather, the ever-increasing interconnectedness and digitisation of everyday life increases the risk that insignificant components of IT systems or IT infrastructures may be the target of attacks, thereby jeopardising the desired protection goal.
However, software cannot be proficiently secured by merely implementing generic security measures such as encryption or role-based concepts, but security must be anchored as an integral part of the development process itself. To ensure that companies can prove the security of their soft ware development processes, TÜV TRUST IT has developed the “Trusted Development” certification.