A recent study has catalogued almost 700 different kinds of software weaknesses in their CWE project. These are all different ways that software developers can make mistakes that can lead to insecurity. Software developers are not taught about these weaknesses in school and most do not receive any training on the job about these problems.
These problems have become so important in recent years because we continue to increase connectivity and add technologies and protocols at a shocking rate. Our ability to invent technology has seriously outstripped our ability to secure it. Many of the technologies in use today simply have not received any security scrutiny.
A major goal for “Secure Code Review” activity is to help software buyers gain visibility into the security of the software and start to effect change in the software market.
What is “Secure Code Review”?
Security code review is the process of auditing the source code for an application to verify that the proper security controls are present, work as intended and that they have been invoked in all the right places. Code review is a way of ensuring that the application has been developed so as to be “self-defending” in its given environment. Security code review is a method of assuring secure application developers are following secure development techniques.
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