Source Code Security Reviews

Logisek's secure code review merges cutting-edge automation with meticulous
manual scrutiny, thereby guaranteeing comprehensive elimination of code-based
vulnerabilities before they can provide attackers with any opportunity for exploitation.


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Source Code Security Reviews by Logisek

The meticulous scrutiny of source code with an emphasis on security issues is a crucial procedure that is particularly effective in identifying potentially insecure development practices and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by cybercriminals.


Security gaps arising from mistakes or oversights in the developers source code can often evade detection during penetration testing.


During the source code review process, the application code is subject to a comprehensive line-by-line examination to pinpoint vulnerabilities that may be susceptible to intrusion attempts.


Logisek provides a team of consultants boasting profound expertise and experience in software security. They are proficient in carrying out extensive source code reviews across diverse technological landscapes.

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A well-known saying states:

«If we want to know what is really happening, we go straight to the source.»
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The Source Code Review Process

Automation enables the broad-scale inspection of code, while human intervention uncovers what might have been overlooked. In our approach, we harness the strengths of both to ensure superior results.

Attack Surface Mapping
Attack Surface Mapping

In our initial meeting, our primary objective will be to comprehend the breadth of the project. This involves acquainting ourselves with diverse facets such as the application's structure, its design, the features it provides, and the underlying business logic that facilitates its operations. We will also delve into matters concerning the interplay of various components, their integration strategies, and their effect on the application's total performance. Developing a precise and thorough knowledge of these elements is pivotal as it allows us to compile a holistic understanding of the application. Consequently, we can pinpoint security risks and areas for potential optimization to enhance its functionality.

Automated Vulnerability Discovery
Automated Vulnerability Discovery

As soon as your organization provides the source code files to Logisek's team, we will undertake an exhaustive or targeted security review aimed at delivering an in-depth vulnerability report for your application. Automated analysis plays a vital role in this phase, given its capacity to scrutinize vast amounts of source code. It achieves this using specialized tools adept at identifying common code patterns prone to vulnerabilities, such as but not limited to cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, LDAP injection. Further, with the aid of static application security testing (SAST) tools, we can offer constructive feedback to developers, enabling them to mitigate a broad spectrum of weaknesses before shifting to manual testing. This automated process sets a robust groundwork, paving the way for a more detailed and tailored manual code review, thus ensuring a comprehensive approach to security issues.

Manual Vulnerability Discovery
Manual Vulnerability Discovery

We conduct an extremely detailed analysis, every line of the source code subjected to scrutiny to yield dependable and precise results. Our methodology emphasizes an exhaustive evaluation of the application to detect vulnerabilities potentially affecting its performance and reliability. During the manual review phase, we pay special attention to spotting imperfections linked to the design and architecture of the application, along with the implementation of key functionalities such as the authentication process, account management, and authorization systems. Moreover, we probe for vulnerabilities connected to the business logic that could pose direct threats to the application's security. Through this comprehensive, systematic code analysis and a well-rounded approach, we are equipped to effectively identify and tackle a wide array of security concerns.

Detailed Reporting
Detailed Reporting

Upon the completion of the code analysis, we compile an extensive report that thoroughly outlines the identified issues. In this document, we provide an explanation for each problem encountered, paired with our recommendations for effective countermeasures and resolution strategies. Our objective is to provide you with clear and implementable guidance, aimed at elevating the quality of your code and enhance the security and efficiency of your application.

Findings Deep Dive
Findings Deep Dive

Following the report's delivery, we engage proactively with your development teams by facilitating a session where we elucidate the report's findings in detail. Throughout this discussion, we stand ready to answer any queries or provide clarifications as needed, guaranteeing your teams acquire a comprehensive understanding of the pinpointed issues and our suggested strategies for application enhancement.

Secure Coding Guidance
Secure Coding Guidance

The report encompasses guidance on secure programming practices intended to mitigate potential issues early within your software development lifecycle (SDLC). This fosters a proactive stance against vulnerabilities, allowing for early detection and correction of issues before they become entrenched in the code. These guidelines serve as preventative measures and best practices, advocating for secure coding and assisting in the reduction of security risks throughout the software development journey


Benefits of the Source Code Review

Secure code review services facilitate the delivery of error-free and thoroughly documented software. Additional benefits comprise:

To avoid recurring mistakes, it's critical to have Logisek's high-quality and secure guidance throughout every phase of your software development.

Identify all vulnerability patterns as well as design or implementation weaknesses that could be key factors in exposing your applications to potential risks within the production environment.

Through comprehensive security assessments and code reviews, we can aid in the identification and resolution of vulnerabilities and weaknesses that might reside in your software. This includes pinpointing common security patterns, such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, or insecure authentication methods, and providing recommendations to mitigate these risks.

In addition, we can support the implementation of secure coding practices, ensure the proper management of sensitive data, and foster the development of robust security features. This proactive approach aids in protecting your applications and reduces the potential for security breaches or vulnerabilities that could jeopardize your systems and data.

Gaining insights into how a cybercriminal might probe and seek to exploit various vulnerabilities is vital. Equally important is shedding light on the key security issues related to your application's functionality that often overlooked.

By conducting a detailed analysis of your information infrastructure, frameworks, and programming languages used, you can uncover the full range of factors impacting your application's security.

This process is instrumental in pinpointing weak areas and devising a more thorough and potent security strategy. It assists in comprehending potential attack vectors, addressing system vulnerabilities, and implementing suitable security safeguards. By embracing a comprehensive approach to security, you can proactively shield your application from looming threats, thus safeguarding the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of your systems and data.

By ensuring all issues in your source code are addressed, you facilitate a more seamless and uninterrupted process of incorporating new features into your application.

With this approach, your business enhances its capacity to extend the product's functionalities, adapt effectively to market shifts, and respond promptly to customer needs and expectations.

This results in the establishment of a strong competitive edge for your business and acts as a driving force for reinforcing its market presence. By maintaining a clean and resilient codebase, you can expedite development processes, diminish technical debt, and elevate overall software quality and performance.

Implementing strategies that diminish the likelihood of disruptions and lessen the time needed for identifying and rectifying errors in the advanced stages of your software development is essential.

Moreover, the prompt detection of errors in the source code implies a significant reduction in both the cost and time needed for rectification. This, in turn, allows for better control over your budget and timelines, thereby boosting the development process's efficiency. By tackling vulnerabilities at an early stage, you can lessen their impact on later phases of development, ensuring a more fluid and streamlined software development lifecycle.

It's imperative that your business aligns with the relevant regulations and standards pertinent to your industry, such as the information security management system (ISMS/ISO27001), the payment card industry data security standard (PCI-DSS) and more.

Compliance with these regulations is essential for ensuring the protection of customer's personal data and fostering their trust. It also helps avert negative legal implications or penalties from regulatory bodies.

Abiding by regulations and standards forms a vital link in the chain to ensuring the integrity, security, and reliability of the systems and services you offer. This involves implementing suitable security controls, undertaking regular security assessments, upholding proper data handling and storage practices, and enforcing secure payment processing protocols.

By prioritizing compliance, you demonstrate your commitment to data privacy and security, inspiring confidence in your customers and stakeholders. Logisek can support your efforts by providing guidance and expertise in achieving and sustaining regulatory compliance, including conducting audits, implementing security precautions, and assisting with the establishment of necessary policies and procedures.

To evade the pitfall of repeating the same errors, it's essential to have consistent and secure guidance from Logisek across every stage of your software development journey.

Thoroughly pinpoint and evaluate all potential vulnerabilities, as well as any inconsistencies or flaws in the design and implementation that could leave your applications susceptible to attacks in the production environment.

It's crucial to arm yourself with the necessary knowledge and strategies to effectively safeguard your software. By capitalizing on our expertise, you can implement potent security measures such as secure coding practices, robust authentication and authorization mechanisms, data encryption, input validation, and secure configuration management.

Furthermore, we can support you in conducting regular security assessments, code reviews, and penetration tests to proactively identify and address vulnerabilities.

By embracing a comprehensive and proactive approach to security, you can boost the resilience of your software, protect sensitive data, and minimize the risks related to potential security breaches or compromises.

The landscape of applications and programming languages is wide-ranging and intricate. We're proficient in navigating their security challenges.

Extensive Programming Language Coverage

Integrates the shared knowledge of Logisek experts fluent in programming languages such as Java, .NET, C, C++, C#, PHP, Perl, Python, JavaScript, GO and more.

Complete Engagement Control With Three Levels
Static Analysis Security Testing + Expert Validation
Static Analysis Security Testing + Expert Validation + Manual Code Review
Static Analysis Security Testing + Expert Validation + Manual Code Review + Threat Modeling
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How to Secure Source Code?

In addition to leveraging the specialized services provided by Logisek, your organization can take additional measures to protect the source code:

Ensure that all innovative ideas
related with your software are safeguarded via patent mechanisms and copyright laws. In terms of patents, the protection is centered around the novel idea that underpins the product, while copyright law provides protection for your software's source code. Implementing and sustaining these protective mechanisms is crucial to preserving the value and competitive edge of your software.
Formulating policies for safeguarding
your source code involves crafting a suite of rules and guidelines that comprise a holistic framework for protection. These policies and rules are pivotal in shielding your software and corporate devices from external threats. Within these policies, it's essential to encompass aspects such as directives for secure programming practices, identifying individuals involved in code creation and the stages in which they participate, along with the execution of procedures ensuring efficient supervision of the source code development process.
To prevent the implementation of insecure source code
it's essential to employ specialized tools designed to scrutinize the security of the source code. Implementable practices include the use of static application security testing (SAST) and dynamic application security testing (DAST) tools. These tools aim to pinpoint and rectify vulnerabilities within your code. SAST tools statically analyze the source code, while DAST tools dynamically test the application during runtime to identify possible security weaknesses. By integrating these tools into your development workflow, you can proactively tackle security issues and ensure the deployment of secure source code.
Establishing who has access to your source code
is fundamental. It's imperative to ensure no scenarios exist where anyone beyond the authorized team of developers or designated departments can gain access to your code. Moreover, it's critical to adopt a two-factor authentication system for those who have access to the source code. This strategy is designed to enhance security and prevent off potential breaches.
To secure your infrastructure and network
it is important to implement measures using modern security technologies. These may include anti-malware software, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, other similar technological solutions as well as regular security assessments and penetration tests. This approach enhances the protection of your code against potential attacks and ensures the integrity of data exchange.
Turn to encryption techniques
to secure your data and assure continuous and effective monitoring. Implementing this practice can prevent potential malicious activities or, at the very least, equip you to respond swiftly in the event of an attack, irrespective of whether it originates from external or internal sources.
Leverage specialized security software
to fortify your endpoints against potential dubious activities. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) tools are invaluable assets in this pursuit. They possess the capability to offer robust protection for your code and prevent incidents of unauthorized data leakage.
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Final Deliverable

At Logisek, we prioritize thorough documentation of all information pertinent to the findings from the security assessments we conduct. Our reports encapsulate detailed descriptions of the technical findings, analyses of associated risks, guidance and recommendations, as well as step-by-step instructions for reproducing the identified vulnerabilities.

Each report is subjected to a rigorous Quality Assurance (QA) process prior to delivery to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of its content.

Our reports are specifically structured with the following sections:

Executive Summary
Vulnerabilities Overview
Table of Contents
Testing Methodology
Risk Rating Detail
Tools Used
Detailed Vulnerabilities

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