Static Code Analysis
Static code analysis is a critical component of secure software development.
It involves analysing the source code of a program without actually executing it, with the goal of identifying potential security vulnerabilities, coding errors, and other issues that could lead to security breaches.
Excite Cyber has a team of coding experts that can manage your static code analysis for you. You’ll be able to code with confidence, backed by some of the most exciting security minds in Australia.
We Systematically Scan Your Source Code
Excite Cyber will analyse your source code using best of breed static code analysis tools.
We will then identify vulnerabilities and categorise issues according to the OWASP framework for security flaws.
Following an assessment, Excite Cyber will triage issues based on a risk weighting in the context of the application and your business.
Detailed information on the issues identified and recommendations on how to remediate will be provided.
The systematic scanning of source code for vulnerabilities, bugs and inefficiencies enables developers to continuously improve and adopt best practices and robust coding standards.
Our Approach to Ensuring Robust Source Code
Our Static Code Analysis Service will use a combination of tools and specialist expertise to identify and guide the remediation of vulnerabilities in your code as follows:
Benefits of Static Code Analysis
There are many benefits to static code analysis. Some of the key ones include:
Early detection of vulnerabilities
Static code analysis helps identify potential security vulnerabilities early in the development process, allowing for timely remediation.
Improved code quality
By analysing the code for coding errors, bugs, and bad coding practices, static code analysis improves overall code quality and maintainability.
Scalable and automated
Static code analysis tools can automatically scan large codebases, making it a scalable solution that saves time and effort compared to manual code reviews.
Consistent adherence to security standards
Static code analysis enforces standardised security practices by checking code against predefined rules and guidelines, ensuring consistent adherence to security standards.
Cost-effective security measures
Detecting and fixing security vulnerabilities during the development phase is more cost-effective than addressing them later or after a security breach, making static code analysis a valuable investment.
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Getting Started With Excite
Excite Cyber is both ISO27001 and CREST certified to ensure the highest quality of security service in the cyber security industry.
We collaborate with you every step of the way to protect your business and enable you to seize new opportunities securely.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Excite Cyber SCA service takes the outcome provided by industry leading tools and applies an additional layer of analysis to remove false positive and irrelevant issues. You can do this yourself, but it will take time and effort from your dev team to review the issues, understand the security context, apply priorities and validate the remediation steps. In many cases there is value in having an independent second set of eyes review the code and assess the security implications. Knowing what to look out for in the context of the applications design and architecture requires specialised skills that many development teams will not have.
Penetration tests are taken from the perspective of an outsider attacking your applications and systems and will not have access to the source code to find weaknesses. SCA looks at the source code to find vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. SCA is a more efficient way to identify and remediate security exposures before they become an issue for you, your users or your customers. Good security practice says a combination of these approaches should be used to make sure nothing slips through the cracks.
Keeping code secure is an ongoing process because the code is constantly changing, but also because vulnerabilities and techniques are constantly evolving. What was OK yesterday may not be OK tomorrow. For this reason, SCA should be done on a regular basis so that you can be sure you are up to date.
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