Categories
Application Development Business

Computer security in software development: the good rules to follow

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.

Categories
Application Development

Application evolution: tips for the safe development of the software

The security of the data and services we use every day is also based on the reliability of the IT systems that provide those services and on the secure development of the applications that process those data.

As for a building, the solidity and safety of such systems cannot be separated from adequate planning that takes into account the safety requirements and can only be guaranteed through techniques and tools (the building blocks and the art of the builder) of consolidated development and tested.

The topic of secure application code development (Secure Coding) is very much felt by companies, however it requires skills and investments that are not always available. In fact, this aspect is left to the management of suppliers and often the buying company does not care; this phenomenon becomes even more worrying in situations where internal development is still important and managed by practice based on the skills, not always up to date, of internal developers.

The Secure Coding article : rules and guidelines for secure software development published on Cybersecurity360 helps us to understand the degree of complexity of these issues and how to address the technical, procedural and strategic aspects.