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OVERVIEW

What is Secure-Coding?

The best return on investment in enterprise-risk reduction is often in employee awareness and training them to think about application and infrastructure security from the start.

With DevSecOps and Secure-Coding, more of the security responsibility shifts to developers, but it doesn’t have to slow you down.

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  • Code minification and obfuscation

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  • Avoiding shortcuts

challengeAutomated scanning & code reviews

challengeAvoiding components with known vulnerabilities

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WHY SECURE CODING

Why Is Secure Coding Important?

More and more financial transactions are also moving online. Security incidents often originate deep in an application’s underlying software and can have serious consequences for businesses and individuals alike. Insecure code is important industries (e.g., finance, healthcare, energy, and transport) that could result in financial and property damages, market manipulation and theft, even physical harm and fatalities.

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The guide covers data input and validation aspects, such as the length and range of the data

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There is a section on data authentication and password handling, which analyzes software design and architecture.

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It focuses on the area of error handling that requires a more secure code; if not well-handled, data can easily leak.

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It provides guidelines on data protection by advising on the most secure way to store passwords

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The guide advises on communication security and data protection, especially when it is in transit.

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It offers a security approach for the design, which reduces technical debt costs and alleviates the possible risks.

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Using the access denial policy, the OWASP effectively limits entry access by unauthorized users

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It is advisable to update system software that fixes any vulnerability frequently.

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It provides a guideline on the best way for threat modeling

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RULES FOR SECURE CODING

Validate input

Validate input from all untrusted data sources. Proper input validation can eliminate the vast majority of software vulnerabilities. Be suspicious of most external data sources, including command-line, and user-controlled files

Heed compiler warnings

Compile code using the highest warning level available for your compiler and eliminate warnings by modifying the code. Use static and dynamic analysis tools to detect and eliminate additional security flaws.

Architect and design for security policies

Create a software architecture and design your software to implement and enforce security policies. For example, if your system requires different privileges at different times, consider dividing the system into distinct intercommunicating subsystems, each with an appropriate privilege set.

Keep it simple

Keep the design as simple and small as possible. Complex designs increase the likelihood that errors will be made in their implementation, configuration, and use. Additionally, the effort required to achieve an appropriate level of assurance increases dramatically as security mechanisms become more complex.

Default deny

Base access decisions on permission rather than exclusion. This means that, by default, access is denied and the protection scheme identifies conditions under which access is permitted

Adhere to the principle of least privilege

Every process should execute with the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job. Any elevated permission should only be accessed for the least amount of time required to complete the privileged task. This approach reduces the opportunities an attacker has to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges

Sanitize data sent to other systems

Sanitize all data passed to complex subsystems such as command shells, relational databases, and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components. Attackers may be able to invoke unused functionality in these components through the use of SQL, command, or other injection attacks. This is not necessarily an input validation problem because the complex subsystem being invoked does not understand the context in which the call is made. Because the calling process understands the context, it is responsible for sanitizing the data before invoking the subsystem.

Practice defense in depth

Manage risk with multiple defensive strategies, so that if one layer of defense turns out to be inadequate, another layer of defense can prevent a security flaw from becoming an exploitable vulnerability and/or limit the consequences of a successful exploit. For example, combining secure programming techniques with secure runtime environments should reduce the likelihood that vulnerabilities remaining in the code at deployment time can be exploited in the operational environment

Use effective quality assurance techniques

Good quality assurance techniques can be effective in identifying and eliminating vulnerabilities. Fuzz testing, penetration testing, and source code audits should all be incorporated as part of an effective quality assurance program. Independent security reviews can lead to more secure systems. External reviewers bring an independent perspective; for example, in identifying and correcting invalid assumptions

Adopt a secure coding standard

Develop and/or apply a secure coding standard for your target development language and platform.

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SECURE CODING SOLUTIONS

Providing the support needed to address your vulnerabilities

Zarebin’s ‘starts left’ in the software development process — empowering developers to have the skills and tools to create quality code from the very start.

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Learning & Development

  • Modern organizations are hyper-connected yet hyper-vulnerable – and security-skilled developers are in short supply. With Zarebin’s Learning Platform and unrivaled depth of content, contextual training developers love, and proven customer success program, we can help you create a learning and development strategy that will fill your secure coding talent pool with security superheroes. Fast! 

 

Application Security Testing

  • Application Security Test started as a manual process. Today, due to the growing modularity of enterprise software, the huge number of open source components, and a large number of known vulnerabilities and threat vectors, Application Security Testing must be automated. Zarebin can offer you use a combination of several application security tools.

 

Consultation

  • Reduce risk, achieve regulatory compliance, and prevent common software vulnerabilities before they become tomorrow’s news. In a world where threats continue to multiply, Zarebin’s cybersecurity experts can help innovative CISOs orchestrate a robust security culture, from the top down.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Secure Coding?

    Secure coding is the practice of developing software in a way that guards against security vulnerabilities. It ensures that every bug, logic flaw, and potential security flaw is acknowledged and protected against, starting with the code itself. Any flaw or vulnerability in the underlying code is hard to spot and fix, especially since most security analysts tend to focus on the higher, user-facing levels of design.

  • What typically causes flaws that get exploited?

    The truth is that most exploitable security flaws come from a lack of awareness. One example is when developers make assumptions about the input for the program, leading to buffer overflows. This common practice leaves a business open to attack. Many of the issues come down to a lack of safety nets in modern computing platforms and a lack of awareness regarding secure coding practices. An unknowing marketer could go into the code and make a slight tweak for a campaign they’re working on without knowing that they’ve just exposed the entire company. Hackers are more resourceful than ever. Any cut corners can lead to a damaging hack.

  • How can we implement secure coding training?

    This is the wrong type of thinking and questioning. Training enhances your developers’ skills. And as long as these skills and best policies are properly taught they won’t be forgotten. The implementation of secure coding can occur simultaneously with the rest of the development. once your developers have the skills necessary to code securely and know the best practices to follow, they can automatically incorporate these practices into their everyday coding and reviews. Cybersecurity training is part policy, part process, and part people. Once the policy is in place, proper training helps the people on your team implement secure coding best practices to their daily work routine. You cannot count on having safe codes if your people do not know the best practices to follow. While this requires some training on best practices, the training itself does not have to be time-consuming or resource-intensive. What’s more important is that each team member understands why these best practices are in place. When your team is asked to blindly follow best practices, they are more likely to take shortcuts, avoid steps that might seem irrelevant, or forget their training altogether. A clear idea of why each practice matters and how it contributes to the overall security makes vulnerabilities much less likely.

  • What’s the best way to implement secure coding training?

    Once you’ve gone through and taken time to establish your best practices and processes, the best way to train your team on secure coding best practices is to train 3 different teams at a time: First, a dedicated security group whose sole responsibility is security. Second, security champions that aren’t your dedicated security team, but knowledgeable enough to provide insight. Third, your entire dev team.

  • Why the whole team and not just the developers?

    Managers, and even executives, have to implement the processes of secure coding. While the developers are at the front lines of secure coding, a mistake from a manager or exec could undo all of the good. Raising awareness of secure coding should be a company-wide initiative. Everyone needs to be on the same page.

  • Does the training have to be on-site?

    We recommend a Blended Training method; the first part is done on-site, then follow-up training can be done online. This way is much faster and more cost-effective for everyone involved. It also improves the flexibility in your training and reduces the time taken away from daily tasks. You can use Zarebin’s online platform for training secure coding

  • How much would secure coding add to our costs?

    Well, we can say that it is less than hiring a trained security officer or taking care of everything yourself. Checking for security updates, handling the shameful negative press releases coming out of nowhere, etc. Every one of us has been there and the simple truth is that secure coding training is much more cost-effective. The small initial investment will save hundreds of thousands of dollars over time.

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Complete post-test care for effective risk remediation

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A deep understanding of how hackers operate

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In-depth threat analysis and advice you can trust

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