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Secure Code Review From Trusted Experts

Our source code reviews are the most thorough and comprehensive application assessments we offer. With the OWASP Code Review Guide directing us, we identify your biggest code-level risks.

Secure Code Review

We find the needles in the proverbial app haystack.

A Secure Code Review (SCR) identifies vulnerabilities in the design and implementation of an application through examination of the application’s source code, configurations, and external component dependencies. Using the OWASP Code Review Guide to direct and inform the secure code review, a combination of manual and automated techniques is used to identify vulnerabilities at the code level.

Our SCR service can be bundled or combined with any of our other Application Security services to add additional coverage depth or deep analysis where required.

Secure Code Review offers advantages over other testing approaches:

  • Expanded testing coverage: Source code exposes the entire attack surface, making it possible to identify edge cases and vulnerability classes that can't be found with other types of traditional testing.
  • Accurate remediation information: Issues can be pinpointed down to the affected module and line of code to provide the most accurate remediation information.
  • Secure coding practices: A secure code review provides assurance that your team is following secure coding practices and offers insights into potential gaps that need to be addressed.
Cracking the code with secure source code review (SCR)

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Cracking the Code: Secure Code Review in DevSecOps

While virtually all software development life cycles include some form of testing and validation, secure code review often takes a backseat to looming deadlines. SAST offers a low-barrier, repeatable, and scalable way to identify security flaws, but yields high volumes of false positives and negatives. Manual code review is critical to validating findings and uncovering additional flaws that are missed by automation, but comes with tradeoffs of its own – namely, speed, scalability, and repeatability.

So, how can DevOps teams get the best of both worlds while scaling to meet the demands of ongoing development sprints? Watch this webcast for an in-depth look at how to integrate both automated and manual code review into the SDLC.

Build the Most Secure Apps on the Planet

Integrate security into every aspect of your app for ultimate resiliency.


Build Stronger Apps and Support DevSecOps

We review the source code of apps because it is the most comprehensive way to understand the full security posture of an application in context. Our experts provide rich insights to help you hone your ongoing processes, as well as dive deep into your code so you can be confident you've addressed any potential issues.


Identify Code-level Design Flaws in Pre-production

Using proven manual methods, we can catch business code-level security issues before apps move to production. Our methodologies uncover flaws in the following categories: data validation, authentication, session management, authorization, cryptography, error handling, logging, security configuration, and network architecture.


Prioritize Findings with Impact Analysis

We help you understand the true business impact of vulnerabilities, enabling you to confidently prioritize and operationalize the findings and ensure you're focused on the right items.


Pair Source Code Reviews with Other Services

Our SCR engagements pair extremely well with our Architecture Security Assessments (ASA) and Threat Modeling service to provide a complete and in-depth assessment of the security threats your application faces.


Comprehensive Testing Coverage

Source code exposes issues other approaches miss. Through targeted manual examination of source code, our consultants can identify edge cases and vulnerability classes that are difficult to find with automated code scanning or dynamic testing.


Accurate Remediation Info at the Code Level

Our consultants will pinpoint issues down to the affected module and line of code to provide more accurate remediation information and enabling faster, more complete mitigation of identified vulnerabilities.


Developers Make the Best Source Code Reviewers

Our consultants have experience as former developers in popular programming languages such as Java, C#, Python, and C/C++. We can even assess newer languages such as Rust and Go.


Work with the Best in the Business

Our consultants have actively engaged and contributed to the security industry by speaking at security conferences and conducted training related to source code review.

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How Bishop Fox Enables Wickr's Security Assurance

When Wickr needed to ensure that their products and services were secure, they turned to the experts at Bishop Fox to validate their security and provide the transparency pledged in their Customer Security Promises.

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Meet Our Featured Fox


Chris Bush

Managing Security Consultant at Bishop Fox

Chris Bush is a managing security consultant at Bishop Fox. He has extensive experience in IT and information security consulting and solutions delivery, providing expertise in application security, including the performance of security assessments, security code reviews and penetration testing of client applications as well as development of security testing processes and methodologies.

Having been a contributing member of the information security community for many years, Chris has served as a volunteer for OWASP as a Technical Project Advisor, as an officer of the (ISC)2 Cleveland Chapter and has spoken at a variety of regional and national security conferences and user group meetings on subjects including secure coding, threat modeling, and other topics in software security. At Bishop Fox, Chris has been instrumental in creating application security thought leadership. He has authored blog posts on threat modeling in DevSecOps as well as the importance of secure code review in DevSecOps. Additionally, he has co-hosted webcasts focused on application security.

Chris is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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