Application Security Services
Our Application Security Services include customizable parts: Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Management for your company, Product Security Management (including Security DevOps) for your products and solutions, and Secure SDLC training for your personnel. Feel free to combine these parts!
Secure SDLC ManagementBuild the Secure SDLC process in your organization! Investment in Secure SDLC Management is a good decision when you have multiple software development projects or deliveries and want to implement Secure SDLC for all current and future software development activities. When you have a mature Secure SDLC process, even your new products or solutions, regardless of their subjects or platforms, will be secure from the beginning. Learn more.
Product Security ManagementBuild, ensure and track the security of your specific products or solutions throughout their lifecycle. As deep as you allow us, we analyze the design and code of your applications, tools and methods that you use. We help you to check and improve the security of your software at different stages. We use the best Security DevOps methods also known as DevSecOps. This service is a good decision when you need systematic practical results for your particular software products or solutions. Details.
Secure SDLC trainingThe service is delivered in the form of lectures, workshops, tests and consultations for your managers and team leads, software architects and analysts, software developers, software testers. You should order the Secure SDLC Training if you are concerned about security skills of your personnel. More about training.
- Guides for secure software development management adapted to the company’s application designing and coding culture.
- Security architecture of the products and solutions.
- Security controls for all stages of software development life cycle, according to the customer’s internal standards and methodologies, as well as international standards and best practices.
- Prompt and effective response to emerging application security problems and challenges.
- Security and quality of customer’s applications, solutions, and products.
- Proper and mature organization of the software development projects, including the control and monitoring of development process.
- Mitigation of risks of unexpected expenses for software development and support by means of clear security requirements and architecture design, which results in the reduction of production scrap and rework.
- Increased security awareness and the establishment of a mature security culture of software development projects.
Secure SDLC Management
We help you to establish a structured system development methodology. It applies to all types of business applications and related technical infrastructure. This methodology is supported by specialised, segregated development environments and involves a quality assurance process:
- System Development Methodology. Development activities should be conducted in accordance with a documented system development methodology to ensure that systems (including those under development) meet business and information security requirements.
- System Development Environments. System development activities should be performed in specialised development environments, which are isolated from the live and testing environments, and protected against unauthorised access to provide a secure development process, and avoid any disruption to business activity.
- Quality Assurance. Quality assurance of key security activities should be performed at each stage of the system development lifecycle to provide assurance that security requirements are defined adequately, agreed security controls are developed, and security requirements are met.
We help you to develop business applications in accordance with an approved system development lifecycle. It includes applying industry good practice such as ISO, NIST, ISF SoGP, OWASP (ASVS, SAMM, etc.), CIS, vendors' methodologies (Microsoft, Apple, Oracle and so on), etc. and incorporating information security during each stage of the system lifecycle:
- Specifications of Requirements >
- System Design >
- Software Acquisition >
- System Build >
- System Testing >
- Security Testing >
- System Promotion >
- Installation Process >
- Post-implementation Review >
- System Decommission
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Product Security Management
To deliver this service, we perform interviews, consultations and analysis in order to get:
- Identification and clarification of security requirements;
- Threat modeling and risk analysis;
- Development of security architecture of the IT system or solution;
- Implementation of secure coding, static and dynamic security testing of applications;
- Manual security review of the source code;
- Definition of security controls for all stages of software life cycle;
- Assurance that the systems are built, distributed, deployed, used and disposed of securely.
At each phase, its own set of deliverables (documents and other artifacts) is generated.
Security DevOps services
If you are especially concerned about the quality and security of your software releases and operations at the maintenance stage, you should use our Security DevOps (also referred to as DevSecOps) services, which give a much stronger security than occasional penetration tests and which can be ordered as monthly subscriptions:
- Quality and Security Gate. This is a simplified express service especially suitable for multiple products. The security checks can be done for monthly product releases, for instance. To estimate the labor intensity of this service, we need from you the information about the technologies you use, the number of lines of source code, etc.
- Extended Product Security DevOps (cyber security experts as your team members). This service is intended for deep comprehensive security testing and monitoring of your products. Especially if they face changes often, even daily. To estimate the labor intensity for this service, we need from you the information about the technologies you use, the number of lines of source code, number of weekly or monthly changes, etc.
- Express Security Operations Center (SOC). This service includes the implementation and/or maintenance of information security event monitoring and incident response processes and controls. We integrate security vulnerability and source code scanners into your infrastructure, configure the round-the-clock scanning and security incident response procedures. On demand, we configure a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system for your environment. We have a positive experience of relatively quick implementation of and effective results from the customized solutions based on Syslog-ng, Graylog, Wazuh, OSSEC, ElasticSearch, Logstash and Kibana. To estimate the labor intensity for this service, we need the details the infrastructure of your solution, services, API and support team.
To guarantee the best results, H-X strictly adheres to international standards, regulations and best practices (e.g. ISO 27034, ISO 15408, NIST 800-64, ISF SoGP, OWASP, Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle, Payment Application Data Security Standards, and others).
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Secure SDLC training
Like any other Secure SDLC component, Secure SDLC training can be and usually is combined with any other Application Security service. This description is intended to help you to define better what you want to improve in your personnel.
The service is delivered in the form of workshops, lectures, tests and consultations for:
- managers and team leads – on how to organize Secure SDCL process, procedures and artifacts, how to plan, manage and report about security activities, and how to communicate on security effectively;
- software architects and analysts – on how to derive security requirements from any business requirements and formulate them correctly, how to develop security architecture and secure design based on security requirements, and how to define security controls for software solutions;
- software developers – on how to interpret and implement security requirements, what are secure development best practices in general, what are secure practices for specific platforms, and how to avoid programming mistakes leading to security vulnerabilities;
- software testers – on how to plan and perform security testing including identification and validation of basic security bugs in applications, and how to ensure the implementation of security requirements.
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