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Software Project and Source Code Review/Audit

Is your software project designed with security in mind? Is your application’s source code secure? Or has it become another source of attack? Software project and Source Code Audit/Review is an effective method of discovering undiscovered bugs, security breaches and vulnerabilities in the source code which are otherwise overlooked in the black and grey box testing methodologies and which have the potential of compromising the security of the application. Mitiget helps in identifying and mitigating these risks.

Businesses today are highly dependent on the IT, and internal business applications play an important role in the success and growth of business. It is very important to secure these applications to protect corporate information and assets. Application audit involves a comprehensive test on the corporate applications or on-going software projects to check its security posture against various threats. Application Audit helps companies to test and proactively secure the applications from various threats. Since many applications are web-based and are online they demand a high security environment to avoid losses.

A security source code review assess the security of an application by examining source code.  Mitiget’s code review methodology assesses the people, the processes, and the technologies perspectives in each application.  By evaluating each layer of the application, the development process, and the developers themselves, Crystal Security Team can identify critical flaws, can determine the root cause of such flaws, and can construct cost-effective recommendations for remediation.

Our review/audit methodology is as follows:

  • Review of your software documentation, coding standards, and guidelines.
  • Discussion with your development team about the application.
  • Identification of security design issues by asking your developers a comprehensive list of security questions.
  • Analyse the areas in the application code, which handle functions regarding authentication, session management and data validation.
  • Identification of un-validated data vulnerabilities contained in your code.
  • Identification of poor coding techniques allowing attackers to exploit them for launching targeted attacks.
  • Evaluation of security issues specific to individual framework technologies.
  • When the code review is complete, we’ll provide you with a detailed list of design and code level security vulnerabilities as well as remedial steps for improving overall development process.

Benefits


In-depth review of applications at the source code level provides a greater level of security than a closed book approach. Often, subtle vulnerabilities are missed during external penetration testing that can only be discovered through a secure code review.

Extended Capability Across Platforms

  • Our experts have tested and done code reviews for a large variety of programming languages such as C, C++, Java, PHP, CGI, J2EE, Perl, ASP, and .NET systems.
  • We have expanded our capabilities across mobile app code reviews on Android, Windows, iOS, and Blackberry platforms.
  • We can apply the same set of principles and methodologies to web as well as mobile environments.
  • We pride ourselves in tailoring our reviews to look for problems specific to your needs and architecture.

Review Through Project Development Lifecycle

  • We strongly suggest that code reviews should be a regular event during the project development cycle, because the cost and effort of fixing security flaws at development time is far less than fixing them later, during product deployment or maintenance cycles.
  • Security code reviews done earlier in the development process provide a quick way for new developers to learn how to identify common security defects saving significant time and money during the testing and debugging phase. In terms of pure return on investment, a source code review brings far more to the table than periodic penetration tests.

Why Choose Mitiget?

Our assessment engagements give inculcate in organisations the culture of applying risk-based decision-making in the business. This helps establish efficient operation and functional security program. More importantly, they help set the framework for compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

These engagements are scaled as needed for business solutions specific to an infrastructure, application, device, data type or even the enterprise.

Our Approach and Methodology

Mitiget incorporates an interactive approach to documenting and assessing an organisation’s exposure to fraud, waste and unauthorised activities. Part of the tools in use are workshops, interviews, questionnaires, meetings, observations, etc. We utilise two different methodologies: industry-specific and enterprise-wide, which ensure that Mitiget tailors the assessments to specific organisation’s needs.

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