Secure Code development is a process that can be used to prevent application vulnerabilities before the software in question is released into production.
An insecure application can allow malicious users to gain access to your systems and customer data.
This can be the cause:
- Disruption of services
- Image damage to your business
- Leakage of sensitive information
During the code development phase, developers can be followed by a team of security experts who verify the use of code security best practices. In addition to consulting activities during the design and development phases, it is possible to establish a static source code analysis and dynamic analysis process, through activities such as Penetration Testing, in order to identify potential vulnerabilities.
Support during all phases of the code lifecycle
Safety during development should be considered an implicit non-functional requirement. It must be considered at all stages of the lifecycle and must be considered an essential functionality.
Static code analysis tools detect a high number of false positives, so the activity consists of a careful manual analysis of the code in order to reduce the number of false positives, thus allowing the development team to correct application vulnerabilities by modifying the source code before it is released into production.
Dynamic analysis activity is a process of evaluating a software system or one of its components based on the observation of its running behavior. Usually only these techniques are identified as testing, one of the most famous being Penetration Testing.