Obtain Authority to Operate (ATO) faster and deliver secure software at scale.

Discover how SD Elements can accelerate your ATO processes and streamline DevSecOps adoption.


Do you think your ATO process is time-consuming and expensive?

Remediating security vulnerabilities is vital, but this can be costly, reactive, and cause delays in software delivery.


With the entire software and security fields shifting left, shouldn't compliance shift too?

In a world where moving at the pace of relevance can be the difference between success and bankruptcy, removing any and all bottlenecks from your software lifecycle is essential.

Manual compliance is proven to be stuck in time and obsolete by the time you’re done typing them.

How can you obtain ATO faster, while still ensuring software built for the U.S. Federal Government meets security standards?

SD Elements helps your developers proactively build secure software at scale.

Identify Requirements Quickly

With SD Elements, your team can automatically generate security controls in line with standards, such as NIST.

Improve Developer Productivity

Streamline your developers’ workflow by assigning them only the tasks that are relevant to them. SD Elements delivers the required security controls to your team through integrations with issue trackers like Jira.

Avoid Expensive Remediation

Enable your developers to implement secure coding best practices from the start. Actionable requirements and just-in-time training with SD Elements mean developers will not need to spend time patching vulnerabilities.

Demonstrate Compliance

SD Elements helps you with compliance by automatically creating artifacts to show that implemented controls meet security requirements, such as NIST RMF, NIST SP 800-53R5, FedRAMP, CMMC, and CNSSI.

Integrate Seamlessly

Integrate SD Elements with your existing toolkit, from issue tracking software to Governance, Risk, and Compliance tools. You can also use open APIs for maximum flexibility when building out your DevOps toolchain.

Scale Predictably

Using SD Elements, you can quickly scale and implement secure coding best practices across your entire application portfolio. This means your software factory can benefit from enhanced security in a much shorter span of time.

Financial Services

SD Elements helps 15 of the largest banks in North and Latin America to innovate while reducing risk.


Twelve of the largest technology companies in software development, chip manufacturing, and payment processors choose SD Elements to mitigate risks.


SD Elements supports the DevOps needs of multiple U.S. federal government agencies such as the U.S. DoD, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. SEC.

SD Elements is a trusted secure application development platform for U.S. federal government agencies


Achieving Rapid or Continuous

This free course will help you to understand the fundamentals of continuous ATO and how you can accelerate delivery while controlling risk using SD Elements.

Introduction to U.S. Cybersecurity
Compliance Requirements

This free course will help you to understand the fundamentals of U.S. Cybersecurity compliance requirements by showing you how to shift your development process left.

How does SD Elements help organizations obtain ATO faster?

Step 1: Information Gathering

SD Elements uses a brief survey to understand your applications’ architecture, behavior, technology stack — in minutes .

This consolidates all inputs in a fraction of the time, replacing weeks of whiteboarding and interviews across teams.


How does SD Elements help organizations obtain ATO faster?

Step 1: Information Gathering

SD Elements uses a brief survey to understand your applications’ architecture, behavior, technology stack — in minutes .

This consolidates all inputs in a fraction of the time, replacing weeks of whiteboarding and interviews across teams.

Step 2: Developer-Centric Threat Modeling

SD Elements gathers information about your project and automatically generates threat modeling diagrams. By automating the generation of developer-centric software threat models, developers are able to efficiently identify threats and know exactly where to implement required countermeasures.

Step 3: Expert Assessment

SD Elements automatically selects applicable U.S. Federal Government requirements based on the information gathered.

Step 4: Recommendations

SD Elements recommends security controls from an extensive content library that is built, managed, and kept up to date by security experts and tailored to the specific needs of your project.

Requirements, just-in-time training, code samples, and test cases are delivered straight to developers through integrations with the tools they use.

Step 5: Validation and Reports

Integrations with testing platforms, such as Veracode, Checkmarx, or Fortify, enables SD Elements to track the status of security control implementation.

Detailed reports show authorizing officials that you have implemented the security and privacy controls required for ATO.

Looking for expert secure coding training you can use anytime, anywhere?

Just-in-Time Training is available for your developers, delivered through SD Elements.

Are you struggling to obtain ATO at the speed of mission?

Learn how SD Elements can help your team to quickly comply with the security requirements for ATO.

The best on-demand training to empower your Software, Development and DevOps teams.

Engaging, real-world, relevant training created by experts to help you minimize cyber risk in your business.

Want to see how you can obtain ATO faster while delivering secure software at scale?

Do you need a new approach to rapidly comply with security requirements to obtain ATO?

Want to see how you can obtain ATO faster while delivering secure software at scale?

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