Need to obtain ATO faster and deliver secure software at scale?

We’ll show you how to achieve ATO faster – in weeks, not months – through automation, proactive identification of software security requirements, and developer education on secure coding practices.

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Move beyond traditional ATO strategies, shift left


Government agencies can ship secure code faster with the implementation of leading practices, such as “shifting left” by integrating security checks earlier in the SDLC, benchmarking and tracking improvements in delivery speed, automating threat modeling, and encouraging knowledge of regulatory requirements.


Hannah Hunt, who serves as the Chief Product and Innovation Officer at Army Software Factory, Nicolas Chaillan, the CTO at Prevent Breach, and five additional security experts offer advice on how to achieve ATO faster in this guide.


On the commercial side, companies such as Netflix and Google are releasing secure software hundreds of times a day. The public sector, at all levels, can achieve similar results by using a DevSecOps approach and shifting left while maintaining the quality and security needed for ATO.

Rohit Sethi, CEO, Security Compass

Adopt agile
DevSecOps practices

Hear Hasan Yasar, Technical Director at Software Engineering Institute, explain how DevOps can help achieve continuous ATO.


Scale efforts with a developer-centric threat modeling platform


Government agencies require an evolved, developer-centric threat modeling process, powered by automation for real-time results. This type of threat modeling offers a holistic approach—from analysis to operational mitigation—educating teams throughout the organization on potential threats, resolving those threats, and preventing those threats in the future.


In this eBook, seven security experts focus on the current challenges with legacy threat modeling and why developer-centric threat modeling is critical for today’s businesses.

“Threat modeling identifies threats early in the design process. This approach avoids the delays that can be caused by finding security bugs in later stages of product development, thus saving time, money and a lot of anguish.”

Hemanta Swain, CISO, Lucid Motors 

Train developers to secure code from the start

 By providing role-based AppSec training to employees on how to write secure code from the beginning, organizations can reduce the risk of security vulnerabilities, and the time and effort required to achieve ATO compliance. 


Learn from your peers, get tips from FINRA.


Learn how FINRA leveraged our solution to mitigate risk and improve time to market. By using SD elements, our developer-centric threat modeling platform, they:

  • Enhanced efficiency
  • Improved time to market for secure software
  • Enabled DevOps teams to execute threat modeling 
  • Scaled their threat modeling capabilities regardless of the app’s size or complexity

"SD Elements provided the framework that allowed us to achieve a rapid, self-service engagement model that unifies stakeholders across various programs. It is a multi-purpose solution that should be a crucial part of any mature or maturing Information Security program."

Jeremy Ferragamo, Director of Cyber & Information Security, FINRA 

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