Code Security & Vulnerable Dependency Analysis

Identify security weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the source code early

Code security and vulnerable dependency analysis is the process of manually checking the source code of an application for security issues.

Since many significant application security issues are extremely difficult to discover with other forms of analysis, such as penetration testing, this makes code security analysis the ideal method for technical testing

Examine Your Source Code for
Security Weaknesses & Vulnerable Dependencies

A code security analysis involves thoroughly examining the source code of an application to identify any security weaknesses and vulnerable 3rd party and open-source packages, and ensures that appropriate security controls are implemented.

There are various techniques and tools that can be used to perform code security analysis and dependency checking, including manual code review, static analysis (SAST) and Software Composition Analysis (SCA).

These techniques involve analyzing the code for issues such as input validation errors, authentication and authorization flaws, and insecure coding practices. In addition, the source code dependencies are analyzed for vulnerabilities that require updating.

Advantages and Disadvantages Code Security & Vulnerable Dependency Analysis


How you can benefit from these advantages

Complete and effective Our experienced and skilled security analysts thoroughly examine the codebase to identify any potential vulnerabilities or weaknesses, such as poor error handling, lack of input validation, or other common
coding mistakes that can lead to security issues. We also combine our code reviews with vulnerable dependencies.
Accurate We use a comprehensive and systematic approach to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities in your software systems. We examine the entire codebase, not just a small sample, which increases the chances of finding all vulnerabilities.
Fast (for competent reviewers) We use specialized tools and techniques that are designed to scan and analyze code quickly. These tools can automatically scan large code bases, identify potential vulnerabilities, and provide detailed reports in a matter of minutes or hours.

While Security Design Reviews come with some disadvantages, we can actually address each of them in a unique way


How we address these disadvantages

Requires highly skilled security aware developers We use a comprehensive and systematic approach to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities in your software systems.
Can miss issues in compiled libraries Our team of experienced security analysts have knowledge of the latest security threats and vulnerabilities, and apply industry best practices and standards to the analysis. We also examine the entire codebase, not just a small sample, which increases the chances of finding all vulnerabilities.
Cannot detect runtime errors easily We use a combination of manual and automated tools to ensure we identify and diagnose problems in the software early, which can reduce development cycles and costs.

Where we focus

Fintech & Finserv
Health Tech

Look for Potential Threats and Vulnerabilities at the Design Level

Security Design Reviews are a great way to identify threat scenarios that can result in the compromise of your application. Investing in Security Design Reviews early can save you a lot of money, time, and resources.

Early Detection of Vulnerabilities For Easier and Cheaper Fixes

By identifying vulnerabilities early on, it is possible to implement fixes and patches before they are exploited by malicious actors. This can save both time and money, as it is generally easier and cheaper to fix a problem at an early stage rather than dealing with the consequences of a security breach or other issues that may arise from unaddressed vulnerabilities.

In addition, early detection can help to prevent the occurrence of more serious problems down the line, as well as ensuring that the system remains secure and stable over time.

  • Identify different types of threat agents and potential attack vectors
  • Conduct dynamic and static data flow analysis

Comprehensive Code Review

Our manual and automated review examines the code logic in depth, which can help uncover flaws in the design and architecture that may not be detected by automated tools alone.

  • We follow OWASP ASVS and the OWASP Code Review Guide
  • Identify all inputs and outputs of the application
  • Using code crawling technique, we search the source code for specific security vulnerabilities

Code Compliance with Industry Regulations

Regular Code Reviews ensures your application remains in compliance with relevant industry regulations.

Adhering to industry regulations is not only a legal matter but it can demonstrate your commitment to high standards and responsible practices, which is important for maintaining the trust of customers.

  • Ensure security controls align with industry regulations
  • Avoid fines, legal action, and reputational damage
  • Analyze application transactions

Go Above and Beyond with our 4-Stage Comprehensive Application Security Risk Assessment

To go above and beyond, we strongly recommend performing a full assessment, which includes Security Code Review and Security Design Review, Threat Modeling, and Pentesting.