Secure Source Code Review
Intelligence Driven Cyber Security Operations
Secure Source Code Review
Secure Code Review proves to be a valuable approach in identifying challenging or hard-to-find vulnerabilities, which may remain unnoticed in black box and grey box testing. Our adept security engineers perform a rapid and thorough code analysis using a comprehensive checklist of common implementation and architecture errors. With their expertise, they can promptly evaluate your code and furnish a detailed report, encompassing all vulnerabilities detected during the analysis process.
Secure code review goes beyond pinpointing vulnerable statements and their lines of code. It also identifies tainted variables responsible for introducing vulnerabilities, thereby tracing the propagation from the root cause to the end result. This comprehensive approach offers application developers an end-to-end view of each vulnerability instance, facilitating a quick and clear understanding of the problem’s nature.
Why Secure Code Review is required ?
As applications inevitably contain bugs, there is a potential for attackers to exploit them, compromising your information assets and capabilities. Web applications are especially susceptible to these vulnerabilities, as they are often developed and deployed rapidly without sufficient security testing. To address this, we employ a robust methodology for reviewing web application code.
Our review process is carefully designed to detect common application vulnerabilities. It combines both automated and manual techniques to conduct a comprehensive source code review. Leveraging tools like Checkmarx and Fortify, we efficiently identify vulnerabilities across extensive code-bases and then focus on security-specific modules, such as encryption or authorization, while also checking for business logic issues.
Identify Vulnerabilities at Dev stage.
Penetration testing of production applications offers valuable insights into existing vulnerabilities and their potential impact if exploited. However, this approach is reactive, as it involves testing after the applications are already live, leaving room for identified vulnerabilities to be exploited. On the other hand, secure code reviews proactively identify bugs before they are pushed to production, ensuring that vulnerabilities are discovered and addressed before attackers have a chance to exploit them.
Targeted Audits for Critical Applications
Certcube Labs consultants adopt a hybrid approach, combining top-notch code review tools to scan the entire codebase and thorough manual examination focusing on critical areas. Key functions like user authentication and client-supplied parameters, which often harbor most security flaws, receive special attention during the in-depth analysis.
Inline Code Review with Each Push
Certcube offers both stand-alone source audits and integrated code reviews as an ongoing part of a client’s development process. When incorporated into the regular SDLC, our application experts become a seamless part of your development team, ensuring each code push has been thoroughly reviewed by qualified security authorities.
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Services
gLOBAL SECURITY ASSESSMENTS FRAMEWORKS & sTANDARDS WE FOLLOW
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A complete methodology for penetration and security testing, security analysis and the measurement of operational security towards building the best possible security defenses .
The MITRE ATT&CK framework is a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior, reflecting the various phases of an adversary's attack lifecycle and the platforms they are known to target.
Our approach to Secure Source Code Review
Application Threat Modelling
Our team performs a comprehensive analysis of the application code, maps the potential attack situations, and prioritizes the critical functions that should be thoroughly examined upfront.
Automated Code Quality Analysis
Automated Code Quality involves utilizing tools and techniques to automatically assess the codebase for potential issues, and adherence to coding standards. This helps streamline the review process and identify common coding issues efficiently.
Manual Code Review
Our team does a meticulous examination of the codebase by experienced security experts to identify vulnerabilities and potential security risks. This approach ensures a thorough and tailored assessment of the code’s security.
Reporting and Debrief
After conducting the secure code review, a detailed report is generated, outlining the identified vulnerabilities, their severity, and recommendations for remediation. The debrief session allows stakeholders to discuss the findings, understand the risks, and plan appropriate actions to enhance the application’s security.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between Secure Code Review and Penetration Testing?
What is a secure code review, and why is it important?
How does Certcube Labs conduct secure code reviews?
At Certcube Labs, we use a combination of automated tools and manual analysis to review your code thoroughly. Our experts assess your code for common vulnerabilities and provide detailed reports.