Whether any company develops applications internally, or out-source them from third parties, a single coding error can create a vulnerability, exposing it to attacks resulting in considerable financial or reputational damage. New vulnerabilities can also be generated during an application’s lifecycle, through software updates or insecure component configuration, or can arise through new attack methods.
A software’s security inspection uncovers vulnerabilities in applications of any kind, from large cloud-based solutions, ERP systems, and other specific business applications, to embedded and mobile applications on different platforms.
Combining practical knowledge and experience with international best practices, our cybersecurity team detects security flaws which could expose the company to threats including:
- Syphoning off confidential data
- Infiltrating and modifying data and systems
- Initiating denial of service (DoS) attacks
- Undertaking fraudulent activities
We identify and document such vulnerabilities which can then be fixed resulting in prevention of damaging attacks.
We also perform source code security analysis (source code review) which is the examination of an application source code to find errors overlooked in the initial development phase. Analysing the source code prior to compilation provides a highly scalable method of security code review and helps ensure that secure coding policies are being followed. We provide detailed source analysis with remediation and impact.
Our cybersecurity team integrates Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST) into the commit pipeline to identify vulnerabilities each time the software is built or packaged. It can also be integrated into the developer environment to spot certain flaws such as the existence of unsafe or other banned functions and replace them with safer alternatives as the developer is actively coding.
Our cybersecurity team can help application owners and developers to:
- Avoid financial, operational and reputational loss, by proactively detecting and fixing the vulnerabilities used in attacks against applications
- Save remediation costs by tracking down vulnerabilities in applications still in development and test before they reach the user environment where fixing them may involve considerable disruption and expense
- Support a secure software development lifecycle (S-SDLC) committed to creating and maintaining secure applications
- Comply with government, industry, or internal corporate standards