Software code constitutes the heart of how an application works. The applications that process, store and transmit a business’ information assets. The integrity of that software’s code is critical to its security. If the code has vulnerabilities, these flaws could potentially be exploited by threat actors to compromise the entire application. This could result in unauthorised access, disruption, modification, or deletion of the asset. So, this is where the game is played. Good cyber security begins here – on the code level.
The objective of a review is to find any security flaws in the application associated with its features, functionality and design to verify their root causes – and fix them to make certain they cannot be exploited. Sounds simple but with the ever-increasing complexity of applications and the introduction of changing technologies, this is not always easy to achieve.
Conducting secure code reviews is probably the single most effective action you can take to ensure the security integrity of your software applications and significantly reduce the risk of a breach.