Secure development - towards approval

Cyber security has a significant role in protecting society, its critical systems and its citizens. An effective way to improve cyber security is to address these potential problems early during the development stage of producing software-based products and services. This guide provides a summary of the phases of secure product development.

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The purpose of the guide is to help vendors to create high-quality, secure products. Secure development improves robustness, ensures continuity, and helps prevent data breaches or leakages. The guide is aimed at organisations applying for approval of cryptographic products from the NCSA-FI and at other Finnish vendors seeking to gain a competitive advantage from information security. The guide helps readers to better prepare for the assessment, provides insight for anyone interested in secure development, and supports the development of products for governmental use and export.