Software Security should be by design
Buffer overflow, stack overflow, command injection, SQL injection – common issues when discussing software security. Without secure code, software is an open door to your server, computer or database.
When was the last time your CRM, contractor login portal, terminal server or other custom software was penetration tested? Are you storing customer PII (personally identifiable information), are you running your software on a secure platform? These questions need to be asked & always answered with yes, otherwise your business could be next in the ever-growing scam/hack statistics.
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So, what can you do to secure your software? Well, from the start of development, secure coding, threat modelling, sandboxing, code auditing, application security & defensive programming need to be employed. Once development has finished, code reviews, penetration testing, risk-based security testing & abuse cases need to be carried out. Without these, you might save $10,000 on a $100,000 software project, but end up paying hundreds of thousands in recovery & compensations.
Now, there is not always a need to spend $1000s on security if it’s simply a software that is completely offline & doesn’t integrate with other software. There are instances where the return doesn’t justify the cost. We won’t push you in any direction, purely because it is more profitable – we know in business, the idea is to build a long-lasting relationship with trust. So, trust us to give you the correct advice & secure your software.
Some statistics on why security is important
With an average of over 70% of business workloads now in the cloud & software companies just not caring about security, it is important for you to take control of your data. For example, Yahoo was hacked in 2015; Uber was hacked in 2016; Equifax was hacked in 2017, Under Armor’s app was hacked in 2018.
The culprits of these hacks were from countries like Russia, China, Iran & North Korea; what this means is that there is nothing you can do once it’s happened. If you want to use software, it needs to be secure, now more than ever, but not as much as tomorrow.