Computer security must be the cornerstone of the software code development process . Indeed, it is of fundamental importance to guarantee the safety requirements at every stage of its life cycle. From the embryonic stage of the project, a path must be taken that has information security as its main theme .
According to this modus operandi it is necessary to apply development rules and make use of professionals with specific skills. An information security risk assessment and an impact assessment is required to ensure the privacy of sensitive data processed by the application in the project.
Finally, a test repeated over time in all phases of the software life cycle is essential .
Computer security in software development: risks
Paying attention to information security in the development phase is important to minimize vulnerabilities , related to possible programming errors, which can be exploited by ever more effective and constantly increasing cyber attacks, but also invalidating the quality of the final product.
Protecting the code and the data managed by the application in development as well as guaranteeing the parameters for protecting IT security ( integrity , confidentiality and authentication ) must represent the main objectives of software security.