Application Source Code Review Services

Manual and automated application source code review

We provide a step-by-step inspection as well as automated analysis of software to locate errors or unexpected conditions. Our review covers conformance to standards, modularity, commenting and maintainability. The process starts with an identification of the scope of applications and related documentation that will be collected to perform the code review. Source Code Review starts with review of the software, and the coding process that went into making the software, the process includes discussion pertaining to the software, with the development team.

Risk Cognizance secure code review identifying comprising data placed within the code. Our team will identify bad coding techniques which makes it easier for attackers to gain access to a software. Upon completion of analysis, the team will complete verification of existing flaws. Every possible security vulnerabilities is listed with recommendation and remediation steps, to improve the development process that a software goes through. Source Code Review is great for uncovering injection, XSS, CSRF, authentication, and session management vulnerabilities in bespoke or proprietary code sets. We use the latest methods;

  • DAST (Dynamic Application Security Testing)

  • SAST (Static Application Security Testing)

  • IAST (Interactive Application Security Testing) Passive and Active

Application Security Assessments & Source Code Review

The exhaustive process of finding bugs through Source Code review and testing helps to detect the vulnerable line of code. Upon doing so, it exposes the root of the problem. Risk Cognizance secure code review service gives the application developers a complete full understanding of where gaps security resides in the code. A secure SDLC is one of the key to ensure your application is secure, with our application security program you get the team trusted by big banks, and fortune 500 companies. When security is incorporated into every phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), organizations see a noticeable reduction in vulnerabilities.

Our Secure Code Review methodology adheres to recognized and well-respected industry frameworks, including OWASP Software Security Assurance Process (OSSAP), ITIL Version 3 Service Lifecycle for Application Support, ISO/IEC 27000, NIST SP 800, and others.

Secure Code Review - Reduce overall development costs by identifying and eliminating security gaps within an application while still under development

Reduce overall development costs by identifying and eliminating security gaps within an application while still under development


Using source code alone, Risk Cognizance code review team, external dependencies and libraries, and developer documentation to identify any security weaknesses in implemented functionality. Risk Cognizance’s associates have a diverse background in assessing and coding in Java, C#.Net, ASP.Net, Ruby, Python, PHP, Perl, Hack, Node.JS, JavaScript, C, and C++.


In conjunction with application penetration testing, Risk Cognizance reviews source code within the implemented application to provide a thorough review while increasing efficiencies in the assessment. With all discovered issues, Risk Cognizance code review team couples all findings with a proof of concept that demonstrates the actual potential risk beyond theory.


Some organizations are driven to identify security weaknesses early in the development process, through integrated release reviews Risk Cognizance code review team provides rolling feedback throughout the development process, Risk Cognizance code review team integrates into software development teams’ repositories and lifecycle to review source code on a rolling basis. Risk Cognizance code review can provide recommended fixes or can also directly implement the appropriate change.


Code review should be completed to ensure your application is secure and resilient:

  • Internal quality control

  • Due diligence review process

  • Improve user GUI experience

  • Identify incorrect coding

  • Implement best development practices

  • Security review / Identify patentable technology

  • Identify and resolve coding bugs which my affect performance and security

Secure Development Life Cycle – CyberSecOP adheres to a structured systems development life cycle (SDLC) that ensures a consistently high level of quality and customer satisfaction, but is flexible enough to meet evolving and dynamic requirements.

  • Phase 1: Planning & Requirements Definition/Analysis

  • Phase 2: Design & Development

  • Phase 3: Testing & Acceptance

    • Vulnerability Assessment

    • Penetration Testing

  • Phase 4: Operations & Maintenance

Secure Software risk assessments

  • Development design reviews.

  • Mobile device applications.

  • Virtualization security reviews.

  • Host build security reviews.

  • Scada systems security reviews.

  • Source code review.

  • Database security reviews.

  • ERP and CRM systems.

Development processes is only part of the challenge, however. Individuals require training, new practices often need templates and tools, and some security tasks require skillsets that are not available in-house. And, ever more ‘experts’ recommend independent reviews and analyses, if only for their fresh eyes, but also for their relative objectivity. Speak to an expert.