Secure Code Review (SCR)

Manual and/or automated review of your digital service’s source code to identify and fix security-related vulnerabilities.

How secure are your applications? Are you confident that proper security controls are in place, that they are working as intended, and finally that they are consistently present throughout the application? Secure code review (also known as SAST – Static Application Security Testing) is an effective way to identify security flaws in software by using various techniques. By including security verification mechanisms early in the software development lifecycle, bugs are found much faster and the overall cost of (fixing) a security bug decreases.

Depending on the type of project, we determine the optimal approach. Our methodology for source code security assessments covers determining which parts of the code are relevant to focus on. For example, code that accepts user input, code that reflects information to the user, and security mechanisms such as authentication and session control. Options are available with a different degree of manual and tool-assisted source code review, depending on the context of the project and the technologies used. By systematically performing code security assessments, application security can be managed more cost-efficiently.

SCR is complementary with automated DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing) and penetration testing. The combination of these two solutions increases the effectiveness and maturity of the application security verification process. By working closely together with your development teams, we support them in writing secure code and support the business in improving its overall security maturity.

By including security verification mechanisms early in the software development life cycle, bugs are found much faster, and the overall cost of (fixing) a security bug decreases.

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"It's true, I had hacked into a lot of companies, and took copies of the source code to analyze it for security bugs. If I could locate security bugs, I could become better at hacking into their systems. It was all towards becoming a better hacker."

Kevin Mitnick