Source Code Review

Source Code Review is performed to identify the various security issues that are present in the source code of the applications that form the core business logic of the application or an integral part of the organization’s environment. With the increasing use of mobile applications, and software technologies across several areas, securing the source code of the application will enhance the overall security of the application and improve the security posture of the organization.

Software developers are required to include best security practices as a part of their entire software development life cycle to ensure the security of the source code.

Hence, source code review assessments for all internal and external-facing applications helps the developers remediate vulnerabilities that are found during the process thereby enhancing the overall security of the software application.


Information Gathering

Post scope definition, we identify the business logic flaws of the application which may lead to vulnerabilities in the further stages of the development.

Vulnerability Analysis and Exploitation

Identify the 'entry-points of the application that could be vulnerable and attempt to exploit the identified vulnerabilities to gain access.

Static Analysis

Conducting manual inspection of the codebase to identify and detect security vulnerabilities in the codebase.

Dynamic Analysis

Using automated processes to identify potential vulnerabilities detected in static analysis to gain confirmation of the identified vulnerability.

Initial Reporting

Share a detailed risk description of every reported vulnerability along with POC, and criticality depending on the risk and potential business impact.

Confirmatory Assessment

Codebase is re-tested to validate the applied fix after remediation for the identified observations

Final Reporting

Based on the test results of the confirmatory assessment, a Pass/Fail report is issued.


Source Code Review helps in finding the bugs and improving the overall quality of the software, thereby securing the data and the reputation of the firm. The two parts that play a key role in the review are the author and the reviewer and the benefits of such secure code review can run far and help businesses meet their compliance requirements faster. Standing from a cybersecurity point of view we provide a concise and comprehensive report with no false positives. Our secure code review program provides the following benefits:

  • Early detection and remediation of bugs, improving security, and better protection from hackers

  • Improved software security

  • Prevention in loss of reputation resulting from any security incidents

  • Retention of customer confidence and prevention of any monetary loss

  • Ease to adhere to standard code compliance regulations and standards that help maintain a consistent coding design and implementation.

  • Build confidence among stakeholders about the technical quality of the execution.

frequently asked questions

The frequency of a Secure Code Review is determined as per the applicable industry security standards for an organization. It also depends upon the Risk Assessment results. However, as an industry best practice, it is recommended to perform these assessments at least once a year or upon a change in the environment.

Secure Code Review are typically performed using a automated techniques and technologies to identify vulnerabilities on the source code provided by the client.  For Secure Code Review various commercial and open-source tools are used

OWASP Top 10, CWE/SANS 25 NIST, PCI and all applicable industry standard security frameworks are the usual standard documents that are followed for Secure Code Review.

A detailed report will be provided outlining the scope of the environment, which was tested, the methodology used, and a detailed explanation of the vulnerabilities detected along with a Proof of Concept (POC). The report will also cover detailed illustrative and possible recommendations to remediate the vulnerability.

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