Benefits of Secure Code Review

Secure Code Review (SCR) and Static Application Security Testing (SAST) are essential security touchpoints in any software development lifecycle (SDLC) as an effort to identify and remediate vulnerabilities.

Use of Recognized Frameworks

Our Secure Code Review methodology adheres to recognized and well-respected industry frameworks, including OWASP Software Security Assurance Process (OSSAP), ITIL Version 3 Service Lifecycle for Application Support, ISO/IEC 27034, NIST SP 800-37/64, and others.

Automated & Manual Reviews

Our process is composed of two parts: automated and manual code reviews. We use our own in-house software to scan for security vulnerabilities in the static source code. The manual code review follows – our experts review the source code and evaluate the findings for validity.

Advanced Threat Modeling

Threat Modeling has become an essential part of SDLC and ensures that applications under development have security built-in from the beginning. It helps to understand specific threats an application will face and implement defensive measures. Our security experts develop proactive threat models that use the attacker’s viewpoint to assess threats and documents each step of the process.

Top 10 Web Application Security Risks

Our Web Application Penetration Tests methodologies simulate real world attacks, aligning with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), OSSTMM and PTES. Our web application security testing team will help to identify vulnerabilities including:

Broken Access Control

Attackers can exploit these flaws to access unauthorized functionality and/or data, such as access other users’ accounts, view sensitive files, modify other users’ data, change access rights, etc.

Sensitive Data Exposure

Many web applications and APIs do not properly protect sensitive data, such as financial, healthcare, and PII.

Broken authentification and Session management

Application functions related to authentication and session management are often implemented incorrectly, allowing attackers to compromise passwords, keys, or session tokens.

Injection flows

Injection flaws, such as SQL, NoSQL, OS, and LDAP injection, occur when untrusted data is sent to an interpreter as part of a command or query.

Security Misconfiguration

This is commonly a result of insecure default configurations, incomplete or ad hoc configurations, open cloud storage, misconfigured HTTP headers, and verbose error messages containing sensitive information.

Insecure Deserialization

The impact of deserialization flaws cannot be overstated. These flaws can lead to remote code execution attacks, one of the most serious attacks possible.

Using Components with Known Vulnerabilities

Applications and APIs using components with known vulnerabilities may undermine application defenses and enable various attacks and impacts.

Insufficient Logging & Monitoring

Insufficient logging and monitoring, coupled with missing or ineffective integration with incident response, allows attackers to further attack systems, maintain persistence, pivot to more systems, and tamper, extract, or destroy data.

Static Application Security Testing (SAST)

We perform static analysis using a combination of commercial, open source, and proprietary static code analysis tools. Application security experts manually review and triage all high and medium vulnerabilities and remove false positives.
Organizations are provided with SAST reports that include easy-to-understand descriptions of the vulnerabilities, their locations, and actionable remediation guidance. We also offers a secure code review analysis that only reports on the OWASP Top 10.
Supported languages include C/C++, Java, .Net (C#, ASP, VB), SQL, PHP, JavaScript Frameworks (Angular, Node, React), Android (Java), iOS (Objective-C & Swift), Go., Perl, Ruby and Python.

Going beyond automated testing

Identify application security vulnerabilities earlier in your software development lifecycle – at the source code level.

Frequently asked questions about Secure Code Review

What is a Secure Code Review?

A secure source code review is a process of identifying and patching coding errors in the development phase before they turn into a high-level security risk. It helps in identifying hidden vulnerabilities, design flaws, insecure coding practices, backdoors, injection flaws, weak cryptography.

What is the importance of Secure Code Review?

The importance of secure code review is to identify and locate security-related vulnerabilities and flaws within the source code. These flaws can be malicious and might make the whole code hostile for exploitation. If the source code of applications is not secure, then it might compromise the integrity, security, confidentiality, and attainability of the applications.

What is the advantage of Secure Code Review?

A secure code review should be integrated into the development life cycle at an early stage, which reduces the time it takes for developers to remediate security bugs.

  • Detect vulnerabilities early while still easy and cheap to fix.
  • Make sure that your code satisfies industry regulations and compliance standards.
  • Identify if the source code is inadvertently revealing any sensitive business data.
  • Get a deeper view of any security issues in your code and security exposure points.

What is a Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)?

The concept of secure SDLC implies programming and development practices to enhance security in the Software Development Life Cycle. The notion of security is implied at each phase of SDLC which requires engineers from the development team to focus on the element of security. This provides additional focus on the structure of the application before its deployment.

Why should I use Zeroday.PRO?

Zeroday.PRO team hold certifications from the leading industry organizations, including Offensive Security Certified Expert 3 (OSCE3), Offensive Security Web Expert (OSWE), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and more. Our security engineers are hugely experienced at performing network security testing and website security testing and can help your organisation to identify vulnerabilities in a range of programming languages and environments.