Secure Code Review (SCR)

Secure Code Review (SCR) is the process of reviewing an organization’s software code to identify potential security weaknesses or vulnerabilities. The goal of SCR is to ensure that the code has been developed securely and follows industry best practices, thus reducing the risk of security breaches and data leaks.

The SCR process usually includes the following steps:
  • Planning and Scoping: Determine the scope of the review, including the code to be reviewed, the methodology to be used, and the rules of engagement.

  • Code Review: Review the code manually or using automated tools to identify potential security weaknesses or vulnerabilities.

  • Prioritization: Prioritize the vulnerabilities based on the severity, the potential impact, and the ease of exploitation.

  • Reporting: Provide a detailed report of the vulnerabilities identified, including the potential impact of a successful exploit, and recommendations for mitigation.

SCR can help organizations to identify and address security weaknesses in their software code before the code is deployed, reducing the risk of a successful cyber attack. SCR is an important component of a comprehensive security program and should be conducted regularly to ensure the effectiveness of security controls.