With the exponential increase in cybersecurity incidents, software companies are placing greater emphasis on improving application security practices. Historically, security testing happened in the late stages of the development cycle. Thanks to the rise of agile and DevOps, testing efforts are intended to take place earlier in the cycle, reducing costs and increasing effectiveness. In the case of application security, SAST or static code analysis are necessary. Organizations are now relying on secure coding standards to address security at the code level and ensure it’s built-in from the beginning of development.
Before you dive headfirst into coding standards, you’ll want to start by understanding the unique functions of each standard, as well as the approach to software security they’re designed to promote. Remember, software security is a software engineering issue. It begins with the initial product concept and continues throughout the lifecycle. It’s worth noting: the software development lifecycle is often far longer than you’d think.
This white paper provides a breakdown of coding standards, plus insights on how to implement your chosen coding standard to build security into your software from the start. In this white paper you’ll learn:
- The purpose of secure coding standards
- A guide to secure coding standards
- How to successfully implement a coding standard
To learn about the most used coding standards and find out how and when to implement them into your software development process, fill out the form below for a complimentary copy of the white paper, “How to Select and Implement the Right Secure Coding Standard.“