5 Principles for Secure Code Review

Ensure your code and software are secure against potential threats

Follow these five principles for secure code review to identify and mitigate security risks

In this whitepaper, we discuss common faults found in unsecure code, necessary coding principles in the design phase, the benefits of secure code and the impact of unsecure code.

Software developers must identify and eliminate bugs, security vulnerabilities, and other issues that impact the quality of the finished product by following these principles:

  1. Establish an internal secure code review process,

  2. Identify security goals,

  3. Automate parameters,

  4. Integrate code into DevOps pipelines, and

  5. Leverage security tools

These five best-practice principles ensure code reviews are conducted securely and consistently — allowing for optimal software development security procedures.