Why is Security by Design important?
Security by design summarizes the responsibilities for the security controls, cyber security configuration, the automation of security baselines, and the end-user audit of security controls for infrastructure, operating systems, services, and applications according to good practices and cyber security framework guidelines (such as NIST framework).
Secure by design is important for developing software because it becomes more difficult to add security concepts (such as vulnerability elimination steps) as an application develops. In addition, dealing with existing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and patching them in real-time can be difficult or almost impossible. And it will never be as effective as designing systems to be as secure as possible from the beginning. The security-by-design approach is also important in the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT). One of the main challenges for IoT security is that typically organizations haven’t considered security when it comes to designing and manufacturing connected appliances and objects.