About the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)
Microsoft is committed to protecting customers and enabling a more trusted computing experience. One of the ways to reach
this goal is by sharing security and privacy expertise, guidance, technology, and processes.
Some of our publicly available SDL process documentation is available to the development community under the Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa) terms of the Creative Commons license – which allows organizations to copy, distribute and transmit the documentation to others. This allows organizations to incorporate content from the SDL documents released under Creative Commons into their internal process documentation.
Specific offerings include the following areas: