A security risk assessment identifies, assesses, and implements key security controls in applications. It also focuses on preventing application security defects and vulnerabilities.
Carrying out a risk assessment allows an organization to view the application portfolio holistically—from an attacker’s perspective. It supports managers in making informed resource allocation, tooling, and security control implementation decisions. Thus, conducting an assessment is an integral part of an organization’s risk management process.
A secure code review, is the strategic review of a piece of software’s code to identify potential security vulnerabilities. It should be incorporated into the development life cycle at an early stage, thus reducing overhead costs and the time it takes developers to re-mediate security bugs.
Ethical hacking /Penetration Testing:
Ethical hacking involves an authorized attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer system, application, or data. Carrying out an ethical hack involves duplicating strategies and actions of malicious attackers. This practice helps to identify security vulnerabilities which can then be resolved before a malicious attacker can exploit them.