Code Security Analysis

Code security analysis is a crucial practice for building secure software, and it complements other security measures like penetration testing and dynamic application security testing (DAST). While you would expect your development or IT team to be ontop of this, by proactively identifying and addressing security vulnerabilities in the source code, you can further reduce the risk of security breaches and data exposure in your software application/s.

What is the goal of security analysis?

The primary goal of code security analysis is to proactively detect any potential security issues in software before they can be exploited by attackers. The Code Registry scans your entire codebase anytime a new replication is made highlighting potential security vulnerabilities that you can then pass onto your development team.  

What vulnerabilities will be covered?

Below are just some of the common security vulnerabilities that can be identified through The Code Registry’s security analysis review. The specific vulnerabilities that arise will depend on your codebase, the technologies used, and the implementation practices. However, identifying and then addressing these issues is critical to building secure software and protecting against potential threats.

Dependency Vulnerabilities

In software development, a code dependency refers to a situation where one piece of code or software component relies on another piece of code, software library, or external resource to function correctly or as intended. If any vulnerabilities are detected here it likely means there is potential for these dependencies to break down which means a knock on effect throughout your codebase if something is to go wrong. 

Insecure Authentication

As with most systems, within code it is critical that passwords, keys or encryptions are secured. The Code Registry will scan your code to identify any weak password policies, improper storage or lack of password salting. We also check against likelyhood of being open to session fixation (where attackers can set a user’s session identifier, potentially leading to session hijacking.)

API Security

API’s are essential components of modern software development, enabling communication and interaction between different software systems. When it comes to code security, it is this nature of APIs communicating information in and out of your code that leads to potential threats. The Code Registry will check all APIs for security best practices and highlight any potential risks or improvements.

Simple and easy to use

Simple and easy to use

Simple and easy to use

The Code Registry’s platform is designed to be easy to use for someone with zero technical knowledge. You don’t have to be a developer to be able to understand and benefit from the suite of tools available from the dashboard.

Peace of mind in one subscription

Every business owner, budget holder or person responsable for their company’s software development has the same questions playing on their mind. 

  • What happens if my development team go AWOL?
  • What happens if my CTO gets hit by a bus?
  • What happens if my server gets hacked?
  • What do I do if I want to change development partner?

By signing up to The Code Registry you no longer have to have these worries as you know that you have an up to date replication of your code which you alone have access to. You have a simple dashboard which can help you explain your software to new partners or to investors and helps you to understand where issues might arise before they happen.

Peace of mind in one subscription

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