SDLC stands for Software Development Life Cycle. A Software Development Life Cycle is essentially a series of steps, or phases, that provide a model for the development and lifecycle management of an application or piece of software…[it] provide[s] a mode for the development, acquisition, and configuration of software systems. Glynn, F.(2006)What is SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle)? SDLC Phases and Processes Veracode. Available at:www.veracode.com/security/software-development-lifecycle. Accessed: 3rd February 2013.