Code Review

Understanding the Real Risk in your Codebase

A code review identifies and remediates coding errors before they turn into a security risk. If conducted properly, it can do more to secure your software applications than nearly any other activity. Tools can identify possible issues in large amounts of code, but only an expert reviewer who understands code logic can determine if a flaw is exploitable and what the likelihood and impact of an attack would be.

Leverage our Experts for Your Secure Code Review

Our security engineers leverage their coding backgrounds to employ a combination of smart automation and “eyes on” manual inspection to uncover the highest number of coding errors possible. Unique in the industry, all identified vulnerabilities are linked to our training knowledgebase providing detailed platform- and language-specific remediation guidance.

Our security experts take a four-step approach when conducting a code review:

  1. Identifying Security Code Review Objectives. The first step is to conduct a threat model to better understand your application’s architecture. These objectives take the form of a set of vulnerability risks that we’ll pay special attention to during our review efforts.
  2. Performing the Preliminary Scan. After identifying objectives, we review hot spots (areas likely to contain more vulnerabilities than others) in the code using static analysis and manual efforts.
  3. Conducting the Primary Code Review. During this phase, our engineers leverage a formal checklist to identify common security issues (i.e. SQL injection, XSS, buffer overflows, etc) as well as issues prevalent to your application type.
  4. Performing the Final Review. The final review cycle investigates issues that are unique to your application’s architecture. These are generally expressed as threats in the threat model or security-specific features such as custom authentication or authorization routines.