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A secure code review serves to detect all the inconsistencies that weren’t found in other types of security testing – and to ensure the application’s logic and business code is sound.

Reviews can be done via both manual and automated methods – we’ll get into the advantages and disadvantages of each technique later on.

It has even inspired individuals to build tools based on its information.

The combination of a book on secure code review and tools to support such an activity is very powerful as it gives the developer community a place to start regarding secure application development.

Another important need for the reviewer is for he or she to understand the full context of the application, including its intended audience and use cases, in order to be able to successfully review the code.

Without that context, code reviewers won’t be able to secure parts of the code that may look secure at first glance, but given the chance can easily be attacked.

Verifying the security of your code via a secure code review also serves to cut down on time and resources it would take if vulnerabilities were detected after release.

It is a technical book written for those responsible for code reviews (management, developers, security professionals).The primarily focus of this book has been divided into two main sections.Section one is why and how of code reviews and sections two is devoted to what vulnerabilities need to be to look for during a manual code review.They serve as a sort of final review to check that your code is safe and sound, and that all dependencies and controls of the application are secured and functional.The , penned by Jeff Williams, says it well: “The code is your only advantage over the hackers.

If you’ve integrated security testing throughout your development process, you may think you’re secured for release.

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