Application security products used at Cyberteam Security Services include static and dynamic analysis methods, to prevent security issues in software applications for enterprise, Web, cloud, and mobile:
- Relevant Area – Application security has become more relevant and important as attacks have moved up the stack to exploit coding weaknesses.
- Static and Run-Time – Techniques for addressing cybersecurity issues in applications involve static and dynamic solutions at compile and run-time.
- Actively Growing Need – The coming years will see significant growth in application security techniques and methods for enterprise customers.
Increasingly, application security controls to address the run-time environment, which complements more traditional software controls that emphasise source code, software process, and compile-time safety. All application security methods can be used for the following types of software:
- Enterprise Applications – This includes front and back-end applications required for business operations, including legacy mainframe software,
physically hosted code in data centres, and emerging virtualised applications. A clear shift is occurring in first or third party developed
software from on-premise, enterprise LAN hosting to the public, hybrid, or private cloud hosting with mobile access.
- Web Applications – This includes front and back-end interfaces, functions, and databases required to provide Web functionality for enterprise marketing, e-commerce, workflow support, and other capabilities. The clear trend here involves Web application virtualisation from physical servers to cloud workloads.
- Cloud Applications – This includes business and consumer applications being ported to, or developed for the public, hybrid, and private
infrastructure. Smaller companies, including banks, have already fully adopted publicly accessible cloud applications. As security controls
improve for these types of services, larger companies will increasingly move in this direction.
- Mobile Apps – This includes the familiar apps that businesses and consumers use for entertainment, communication, collaboration, and many other functions. The ecosystem around publicly available apps on app stores from Apple and Google is so mature and accessible that eventually, all enterprise application deployment will move to this convenient mobile download model.
Application security analysis
Application security analysis testing methods we use are organised into the following two familiar test categories:
- Behaviour Testing – Involves automated scanning and dynamic assessment based on visible behaviour rather than knowledge of the underlying design or
code structure. This assessment can and should include both the application and associated run-time environment.
- Code Testing – Involves more direct observational assessment of application design with full visibility into software source code to identify potential vulnerabilities. We are finding that companies are increasingly assessing application software executables directly, to determine security attributes.
The application analysis information shown above is mostly generic in nature and based on best-practice, therefore to get a better understanding on what we can do for your business, all we ask is that you contact us to discuss your cybersecurity application analysis needs to protect your IT systems and data.
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