Tool Deployment Model

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Deploying code review tools to developers helps the throughput of a code review team by helping to identify and hopefully remove most of the common and simple coding mistakes prior to a security consultant viewing the code.

This methodology improves developer knowledge, and the security consultant can spend time looking for more abstract vulnerabilities.

Developer adoption model

  • Deploy automated tools to developers.
  • Control tool rule base.
  • Security review results and probe a little further.

Testing Department model

  • Test department includes automated review in functional test.
  • Security review results and probe a little further.
  • Tool rule base is controlled by the security department and complies with internal secure application development policies.

Application security group model

  • All code goes through application security group.
  • Group use manual and automated solutions.