Development security standards

Set standards for developers to write better, secure code. Establish a strategy for best practices and the existing enterprise security requirements.

Define and plan for security.

During planning, standards should be defined and followed per the whole development time and cycle to decrease or fully mitigate risks.

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Avoid causing irreparable damage to the enterprise’s reputation stemming from insufficient security measures.

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Take time to factor set standards to increase development quality and prevent increasing expenses drastically.

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Prevent a security issues impacting users or clients by having the secure best practices and standards in place.

Set standards to keep data safe.

A security plan is as important as any other strategy or agreement. Security should be applied in all stages of projects: planning, developing, and testing. Questions should be raised as to what standards should be followed. What are risks should the company overlook security during the development process?

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Plan upfront to minimize risk.

Avoid security breaches and decrease code refactoring by considering security from the start. From Sprint 0, establish requirements and integrate them into the existing security ecosystem.

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Forge strong standards.

Different architectures and advancing technologies can make forging standards challenging. Three of the top issues noted by OWASP are the risk of injection, broken authentication, and sensitive data exposure. Implementing strong standards and following OWASP recommendations decreases the risk of a breach.

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Treat security as a process.

Security testing is required for applications to remain stable and prevent impact from SQL Injections, Cross-Site Scripting, or broken authentication/authorization. Establish manual and automated processes using Static and Dynamic Security Analysis (SAST, DAST) and offer training regularly.

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