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SDLC Security

We believe that a security feature does not necessarily provide feature security, hence it is essential to identify and fix any compromised features.

Securing the SDLC

We understand that an issue found in the wild is exponentially more expensive to fix than found in-house. A security vulnerability can lead to financial losses and impact the company reputation and customer trust, leading to lost revenue.

TechIcon, Inc. is built by security and software developers, which is why we focus on software development with a cybersecurity perspective. We believe that a security feature is not the same as feature security; hence it is essential to left shift cybersecurity in SDLC.

A software engineer focuses on development issues, whereas a network administrator deals with them after the release. Therefore, modern software needs both expertise to be robust, resilient, and secure. TechIcon, Inc. provides three types of services that range from training your team to build secure products to owning your products’ security.

Consultancy

We develop the SDL process for you that meets your company’s needs. We understand that each team and organization is unique and follows a unique SDLC. We also understand that changing development processes means an evolution of the methods and, more importantly, the people. 

We identify the steps in your development processes that will improve your products’ security posture and help you modify them smoothly and iteratively. A proper development process guarantees high quality and secure products.

Training

Well-educated engineers build industry-leading products.  SDL is not new; however, it is not a part of most academic curriculums. We have developed a training program for teaching SDL, its importance, and its implementation to engineers with varied software development and security experience levels. 

We customize the training to meet your organization’s needs and provide real-world examples that will enable your engineers to become up to speed with SDL in a short period.

Implementing the SDL in SDLC

Software (or feature) security is the goal of SDL, and it aligns well with SDLC. We do this by adding and merging our Security Development Life Cycle - in part or full - with our clients’ SDLC processes.

Securing Requirements

The first and most crucial step of any software development is gathering requirements typically developed by a software SME in use cases. We create adversarial use cases - also known as the abuse cases - for your software. Our use cases help your team understand security attacks as they start thinking about the software.

Design

It is crucial to understand a software’s trust boundaries because many easily exploitable vulnerabilities exist on these boundaries. Threat Modeling a design is a proven technique for finding security issues before starting development. We Threat Model your system using successful techniques, e.g., STRIDE, P.A.S.T.A, and Trike, which results in robust and secure software. We meticulously document the severity and impact of each finding and recommend solutions that are easy to incorporate into the existing designs.

Development

As your software engineers focus on developing the software, our cybersecurity experts focus on finding the code issues during software development and testing. It is a well-known fact that finding a bug earlier saves time and money. However, it is not well-known that a bug found later in the development phase is usually band-aided, which can weaken a software product’s security posture.

Static Analysis

We understand a wide range of programming languages and related code analysis tools. We recommend using static analysis to all software development teams as it finds consistency and quality issues. Our services include:

  • Identify and install static analysis software
  • Create and apply team or project-specific analysis rules
  • Develop methods for finding, addressing, and in some cases, not addressing the findings
  • Train team members on running and using static analysis software.
The use of static analysis software in your development leaves our customers with a considerable amount of time and resources to allocate to their development efforts.

Dynamic Analysis

No matter the features or completeness of features, a slow or resource hungry software is replaceable in today’s competitive world. Software development teams ignore memory and resource issues as they are hard to find in a time-constrained environment.

We understand that a time-constraint is not stopping an adversary. Our dynamic analysis services come into play as soon as the code compiles and executes successfully. We analyze the performance of your software and find paths to memory and resource leaks. Fixing the memory and resource issues is another way for your team to make your software reliable and robust.

Peer Review

Code or peer review is a seldom-used technique for finding software and security issues. Our experts provide a safe, productive, and reliable environment for reviewing code changes. We identify design patterns and security issues in the context of the code changes.
Software engineers are famous for the focus that causes them to tunnel vision, and an experienced set of eyes can help them break through it.

Testing

Our testing experts provide a range of software testing services that focus on finding security-specific issues.

Penetration Testing

We dig deep in your software to find risks and threats of all sophistication levels using state of the art tools and methodologies.

Software Testing

We test software for behavior, functionality, reliability, user experience, quality, and much more to ensure your customers’ trust and satisfaction.

Why Us?

At TechIcon, we have been testing software and improving the security posture of our clients for over three decades. With this extensive experience, we not only help your company build better products but also train your teams so that you can work efficiently towards your business goals.