Application
Security

Application
Security

APPLICATIONS ARE UNDER ATTACK MORE THAN EVER.

Businesses increasingly rely on applications in order to succeed. Attackers are shifting their focus to these systems, making application security even more urgently important for businesses. Many security service providers do not hire staff with a background in software development. Without this background, it is difficult to truly understand how applications work. Therefore, key areas that require protection can be missed.

The Forward Security application security team is made up of ex-software developers who have the knowledge and experience required. Our team will work with you at all stages of your application lifecycle, ensuring your applications avoid vulnerability.

Our Services

APPSEC RISK ASSESSMENT (INCL. WEB & MOBILE)

All applications should be assessed. This ensures security issues are known and mitigated. If your application is critical to your businesses, it is critical that it be properly secured.

Our BasicStandard, and Advanced assessments can include a design baseline, threat modelling, automated and manual testing, as well as code analysis. We offer application security assessment services for webmobile, and other types of applications.

The depth and breadth of an assessment can vary. At Forward Security we take a risk based approach, following OWASP’s ASVS and Testing Project (as well as other standards including our own custom methodologies).

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
  • ASVS levels can be increased as required.
  • Threat modelling requires a Security Design Document, or at least data-flow and network/component diagrams.
  • Security Design Baseline can be added to Basic and Standard.
  • Manual or Automated Code Analysis can be added to any service level (requires source code).
SOFTWARE SECURITY TOUCHPOINTS

A NOTE ON PENTESTING

If someone offers “pentesting”, be sure to ask what is provided and how. Otherwise, you may get an automated scan and a list of issues that are not prioritized based on impact to your business. The correct approach will provide the correct type of assessment for your specific application, with focus on where the risks to your business can be reduced most.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION SECURITY SERVICES:

Co-managed Application Security.

We incorporate security automation tools, Forward’s risk tracking system, and subject matter experts into your organization. This provides an up-to-the-minute view of your application security risks, along with the expertise needed to address the more complex issues.

Application Security Design Baseline.

Do you know your applications’ security posture, or what controls are in place? We work with your team and apply our design baseline process to document your existing security architecture design and controls. This prepares your organization to effectively respond to vendors’ security questions, and allows for more in-depth security assessments. 

Application Security DLC and CI/CD Adoption.

In today’s fast moving development environments, organizations can’t afford delays to their application releases. But they need to ensure security issues are addressed early, to avoid costly band-aid fixes. We can help you incorporate security into all stages of your development lifecycle.

Schedule Your Consultation

Count on Forward Security to always share expert advice and help you solve your most challenging security problems. See how our team can ensure proper application security for your business with a free consultation.