In our day to day lives, most people rely on all sorts of applications to improve their lifestyles for the sake of convenience, efficiency and performance improvements. Little do they know, security is often neglected in the application’s code as the attention is paid mostly on its functionality and performance.
Before the deployment of an application, source code review comes into play to discover any bugs or security flaws which will affect the overall quality of the application itself. In a security point of view, source code review performs weakness identification and suggests mitigation and preventive methods to further improve and facilitate secure coding.
This assessment aims to enrich the source code’s self-sustainability in protecting itself from present security breaches and to ensure a recommended secure coding structure. Apart from that, the review of source code enables the developer to verify if the security controls in place are working as intended.