Optimization of Secure Coding Practices in SDLC as Part of Cybersecurity Framework


  • Kire Jakimoski

    Faculty of Informatics, AUE-FON University, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

  • Zorica Stefanovska Faculty of Informatics, AUE-FON University, Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
  • Vekoslav Stefanovski Sourcico, Tel Aviv, Israel




Cybersecurity is a global goal that is central to national security planning in many countries. One of the most active research fields is design of practices for the development of so-called highly secure software as a kind of protection and reduction of the risks from cyber threats. The use of a secure software product in a real environment enables the reduction of the vulnerability of the system as a whole. It would be logical to find the most optimal solution for the integration of secure coding in the classic SDLC (software development life cycle). This paper aims to suggest practices and tips that should be followed for secure coding, in order to avoid cost and time overruns because of untimely identification of security issues. It presents the implementation of secure coding practices in software development, and showcases several real-world scenarios from different phases of the SDLC, as well as mitigation strategies. The paper covers techniques for SQL injection mitigation, authentication management for staging environments, and access control verification using JSON Web Tokens.


Cybersecurity; Security risks; Secure SDLC; SQL injection; Broken authentication; Broken access control; Mitigation practices


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How to Cite

Jakimoski, K., Stefanovska, Z., & Stefanovski, V. (2022). Optimization of Secure Coding Practices in SDLC as Part of Cybersecurity Framework. Journal of Computer Science Research, 4(2), 31–41. https://doi.org/10.30564/jcsr.v4i2.4048


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