Ela NowickaUpdated: 02/07/2020
The problem of software security has never been more present. As the level of exposure to your business increases dramatically, thousands of companies are under cyber-attack every day. That’s why, at Gorrion, we place a strong emphasis on secure coding.
SQL Injection, XXE, security misconfiguration and many more threats listed on OWASP Top 10 Web Vulnerabilities may cause a data breach, leakage of a user account etc. This, in turn, leads to lawsuits, heavy fines, loss of clients, and a ruined company’s reputation. Why doing business with someone whose products have security issues?
How to ensure app protection? What are the security practices in application development? And most importantly, what are the benefits of it? Let’s dive in the article and find out.
Security is one of the primary objectives of Gorrion during all the phases of the software development lifecycle. It’s an integral part of the process that continually evolves. Consequently, it should be adapted to emerging cybersecurity threats. That’s why we’re updating our knowledge and share it with each other during application security workshops. We improve our process to become more efficient in finding and fixing errors so that they won’t happen again. We run security checks on every step of product development to protect sensitive data. This approach in creating an app helps us prevent any future leakage or damage to a given product.
The whole process starts with educating our team on the basic principles of secure coding. In this way, we have a better understanding of possible risks and know the ways to prevent them. Then, we move on to the mechanisms that automatically check whether the application is safe to use. Next, our experts conduct a security review, which double-checks the software on all potential vulnerabilities. What’s interesting is that this procedure, though necessary to reduce the risk to a minimum, is not always adopted in the industry. The last step of secure coding is informing our client of all the safety measures we have taken.
We care about the business partner, the software we build and the transparency of our work. To prove that, we let our client do a security audit in a company that deals exclusively with cybersecurity.
Thanks to this approach, our business partner can be confident that we’ve done everything to ensure that the created system is well-secured. Instead of spending even more on the project, the customer will only benefit from it. It provides the stability of the product, mitigates costs, and contributes to the company’s success. There is also a benefit of better brand reputation, which attracts more business collaborations.
We are a software development company that cares about application safety. And even though it may seem like a lot of work, it’s nothing compared to the outcome of a successful well-secured product.
Editor’s note: We’ve originally published this post in April 2020 and updated it for comprehensiveness.
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