Product security & SSDLC - Cossack Labs

Product security & SSDLC

Cybersecurity skills are scarce and hard to attain. In building your software, product security is essential to mitigate business and compliance risks. Security bugs caught early on in the Secure Software Development Lifecycle are easy and cheap to fix.

Slowly SSDLC becomes the new norm for products with elevated security requirements. But it's hard to build security measures that don’t contradict product values, don’t hinder business progress and protect from pragmatic risks. We excel in this art.

Security challenges in
product development


Product security != application security


Product-oriented security


No silver bullet


Compliance requirements

How SSDLC solves these challenges

Risk-driven security

Breaking is easy. Building is hard.

Preventing cyber attacks

Our approach to product security

Shared understanding of product value and business risks

Our risk assessment process is oriented at product teams. We assess your software's maturity posture and advise how to push forward while preserving your product values and development team capabilities.

Deep collaboration with dev team

During the first 3-6 months of our collaboration, we're close to your team to ensure that the SSDLC process fits the team and product's risk model. We gently drive developers, tutor and mentor them.

Gradual training and hiring

Some teams prefer to contain most security knowledge inside. We help them to gradually take over parts of SSDLC while assisting your company hire more people who will replace us.

Business impact

Tailored security

Security measures will be finely tailored to your product and not frustrating to your users. We bring pragmatic security, instead of pushing hyped tools “just because”.

Cost efficient security measures

Sustainable security is risk-optimal and budget-aligned. We advise on carefully growing security capabilities instead of plugging a hole with money.

Unhindered product process

We understand how to minimise roadmap surprises, imminent operational failures and avoid development slowdown. Security engineers are partners with software developers and SREs.

Improved team coordination

Most of our customers notice that their development teams become more organised and efficient in their work after product security cooperation.

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