Application Development Company faces problem raised by security. No amount of application abstraction or modern development process seems capable of shielding this barrier. And it becomes hard not to hate the security when it doesn’t seem to add any intrinsic value and often gets in the way of providing a delightful user experience.
You hire an application developer and the security becomes an obstruction to the developer. To understand we have to go back in the United States executive order 12472, from April 1984. It mandated the security policy model based on the work of David bell and Leonard LaPadula. They were chartered to create the mathematical model of US department of defense’s paper-making scheme. The description of UNIX was written to explain how they conformed to bell and Padula terminology. It means we are using that original designed to protect the user’s data on the shared supercomputer, being accessed by the other user of that machine. To protect from self -driving cars to the smart light bulbs we are using the same model.
Making Security Transparent- Making security transparent is the theory of today’s security mechanism. Modern security mechanism like sandboxing, the container creates an abstraction layer that shields everyone else from the detail of security policy. It achieves the stated goal of program isolation; it makes legitimate sharing of information much more complex. The hardest part of security is the controlling sharing at the appropriate level of granularity, and this is where our problem starts. Developers find that security requirement has painted them in the corner with no easy way out, in spite of all these efforts towards transparency. if you want security doesn’t destroy their products, user experience or schedule, fortunately, there are ways for developers to think about and approach security.
Avoid these three mistakes in secure software development
- At the end of the project, bolting security- A well-formulated security plan is particularly important to today’s software users, and your application development services provide them with secure offerings. From the beginning of the development process, it is important to have the security plan for the organization. This will help the developer to adopt a secure architectural and design approach which in turn makes it easy to safeguard all aspects of the code as it is created.
- Fail to take the advantage of the secure software development tool- the temptation of rolling their own security in software, the organization would be wise to resist particularly when it comes to the authentication model, encryption, and other complex functions. Time has shown that those solutions work which means that they can help developers to increase their confidence in the security of their project.
- By using faulty library components inheriting other developer’s security mistakes- bringing in third party’s library is the risky operation in terms of the security. Developers should make sure that they know the origin of the library as they use as well as the code they incorporate from other sources. They should also determine what security validation, threat modeling and other assurance have been applied to any third party code they leverage in their product.
Before software is shipped out for the customer the effective security implementation that is built to proven approach will stand up better to peer review and increase the likelihood of discovering and addressing security weaknesses.