Jeremy Dallman here to introduce four new companies that have joined our SDL Pro Network.

Today, Accuvant Labs, Conviso Application Security, Lockheed Martin, and Verizon Business EMEA joined this network of security consultants, training companies, and tool providers that specialize in application security and have substantial experience with the methodology and tools of the SDL. Each of these companies have established service offerings that are designed to span the entire lifecycle and make security and privacy an integral part of how software is developed.

Lockheed MartinLockheed Martin is a global security and information technology company. The majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. “We are pleased to join the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Pro Network. Lockheed Martin and the SDL Pro Network share similar principles and practices for application security. Our membership with this network of security consultants, training companies, and tool providers that also specialize in application security expands our reach in advancing software assurance awareness, skills, and solutions” says Steve Adegbite, Lockheed Martin’s Director of Cyber Security, and Commercial Strategies.

Verizon  Business EMEAThe SDL Pro Network continues its global expansion by welcoming Verizon Business EMEA providing SDL services throughout Europe. Thierry Zoller, Practice Lead EMEA for Threat and Vulnerability Management says “Verizon EMEA is proud to have joined the Microsoft SDL Pro Network. The Microsoft SDL is a leading SDLC concept backed up by years of real-life, large enterprise experience in the fields of business alignment, cost effectiveness and technical expertise. Verizon is delivering Microsoft SDL and overall SDL consulting across the EMEA region. We offer leading threat and vulnerability consulting expertise, including on-site SDL evangelists, SDL consultancy, SDL pilot programs, secure coding guidelines and developer trainings, that help enterprises develop secure and robust applications.”

Conviso Application SecurityConviso Application Security expands the SDL Pro Network into South America. Conviso is a security consulting company based in Curitiba, Brazil specializing in network and application security services and in application security research. Their values are based on the allocation of the adequate competencies on the field, collaboration and partnership with customers and business partners and constant investments on methodology and research improvement. “It is an honor for Conviso to join this distinct group of companies that comprise the Microsoft SDL Pro Network. We hope to bring to the Latin American market the best practices in SDL by combining our efforts together with experienced and qualified professionals”, says Wagner Elias, CTO at Conviso Application Security.

Accuvant LABSWe also welcome Accuvant Labs to the SDL Pro Network. Accuvant, with offices in Denver, Atlanta, and Chicago is a consulting member providing comprehensive analysis of mission-critical software, ensuring security threats are identified, an effective application security risk management program is put into place and ultimately, all risks are mitigated. “Microsoft has done more to advance secure development than any other company, we are honored to be included in the SDL Pro Network. Accuvant LABS looks forward to enhancing our SDL offerings with the research and tools provided by Microsoft, ensuring that we can continue to deliver the highest quality of service to our customers” says John Bock, Director Application Security at Accuvant LABS.

We encourage you to review each company’s services and consider contacting them or other SDL Pro Network companies to help you with your own organization’s Security Development Lifecycle program.