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July 27, 2021

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McAfee’s Landfield: NIST software requirements should build on existing development processes

By Sara Friedman / July 9, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology needs to leverage best practices software companies are already using for lifecycle development, as NIST crafts guidance for secure software required under President Biden’s cyber executive order, according to McAfee’s Kent Landfield.

NIST’s upcoming guidance should be “lightweight enough that it is easily implemented from today’s software development lifecycle processes,” Landfield told Inside Cybersecurity. “Most mature software companies today are following a reasonable set of guidelines to protect software internally, to protect the...


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