Secure Code Review
Identify application security vulnerabilities earlier in your software development lifecycle – at the source code level.
The Need for Secure Code Review and Static Analysis
Secure Code Review (SCR) and Static Application Security Testing (SAST) are essential security touchpoints in any software development lifecycle (SDLC) as an effort to identify and remediate vulnerabilities. If security vulnerabilities are not detected and addressed earlier through SCR and SAST techniques, the cost of remediating these vulnerabilities increases exponentially.
Secure Code Review (SCR)
NetSPI experts review source code manually to identify vulnerabilities that automated scanners cannot detect. Using NetSPI’s secure code review methodology, we review the underlying frameworks and libraries that are leveraged to build the application and identify any known exploits based on how the application is stitched together.
Complex injection attacks, use of weak or improper encryption techniques, insecure error handling, authentication and authorization issues are common examples of security vulnerabilities that are best detected using manual techniques. NetSPI also offers a secure code review analysis that only reports on the OWASP Top 10.
Static Application Security Testing (SAST)
We perform static analysis using a combination of commercial, open source, and proprietary static code analysis tools. Application security experts manually review and triage all high and medium vulnerabilities and remove false positives.
Organizations are provided with SAST reports that include easy-to-understand descriptions of the vulnerabilities, their locations, and actionable remediation guidance. NetSPI also offers a SAST analysis that only reports on the OWASP Top 10.
Static Application Security Testing (SAST) – Triaging
Our SAST triaging service provides support to augment your application security program and removes any false positive findings before the results are provided to your development teams.
SAST triaging enables your development teams to focus on issues that need attention and remediation instead of spending time validating the exploitability of vulnerabilities. Organizations also gain access to our expert security consultants who can discuss remediation techniques and strategies with the appropriate stakeholders.
Supported SAST Tools include Checkmarx (CxSAST), Veracode Static Analysis, Fortify on Demand (FOD) / Fortify Static Code Analyzer (SCA), AppScan Source, Coverity Static Application Security Testing (SAST), SonarQube, FindBugs and Microsoft Code Analysis Tool .NET (CAT.NET).
Secure Coding and Remediation Training
This service is available to you after completing any NetSPI secure code review (SCR) or static application security testing (SAST) engagement.
For an audience of up to 20 students, virtual or in-person, our experts will provide a one-day training course focused on the top five categories of web application vulnerabilities identified during your engagement. The class will discuss each category of vulnerability in detail, see specific code examples from your recent assessments, and discuss remediation and mitigation techniques.
Secure Code Review Resources
Creating and running a SCR program is not straight forward and one strategy may not fit all organizations. To help, we’ve compiled five steps to get you started on the right path.
In this blog, we dive into the secure code review process. To prevent your organization from falling victim to next major supply chain attack implementing regular secure code reviews is an essential touchpoint.
Watch this session to learn how leading organizations use different discovery techniques as part of their AppSec program, understand strengths and weaknesses of common vulnerability discovery technologies, and more.