It’s estimated that up to 90 percent of reported security incidents result from defects in the design, architecture, or insecure coding practices of software.
Software Security is the New Horizon of Security
With network security improving dramatically over the past decade, cybercriminals have increasingly turned to the seemingly easy exploitation of applications as the method of choice for hacking. Numerous large scale breaches in the past five years, that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, have been attributed to software security flaws.
It’s estimated that up to 90 percent of reported security incidents result from defects in the design, architecture, or insecure coding practices of software. Security must be baked in, and not bolted on. Therefore it is essential application security is taken seriously from the beginning.
The Penn Group has developed manual processes and procedures to ensure consistency and completeness in analyzing software source code for malicious code as well as the utilization of commercial tooling to perform automated code analysis.
We understand the complexity of modern software development practices, including Agile development methodology, Infrastructure as Code, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery. Security cannot be a roadblock for successful software development, and requires the partnership of both developers and the security team. Our consultants have experience in the development and implementation of software development security programs and processes.
The Penn Group application security consultants apply rigorous industry standards for software security assurance such as OWASP at the beginning of the SDLC to mitigate or eliminate them as a risk.
Software security assurance solutions and services we offer include:
- Application Security Program Development
- Standards and policies development
- Security architecture reviews
- Coding best practices
- Source code analysis
- Threat modeling
- Vulnerability and penetration testing
- Documentation of best practices
- Application Security Technology
- Application shielding
- Database monitoring
- Remediation of legacy systems
- Implementation services
- Post-implementation maintenance
- Training and education
- Regulatory compliance
Building application security into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is the best way to secure your applications and save your organization money in the long run. The earlier a flaw is caught, the less resources that are required to remediate it.
We use established software security assurance models and frameworks such as the Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM), Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), and the BSIMM3 Scorecard to stand up and evaluate software assurance programs.
The Penn Group uses state of the art tools and methodologies to perform software assurance. We use black-box, white-box, and grey-box testing, manual code reviews, and both internal and external penetration testing of your application. Our work includes a comprehensive report on uncovered vulnerabilities, including whether the vulnerabilities are discoverable or exploitable from authenticated or non-authenticated scenarios. Our goal is to improve the security posture of your applications and ultimately your organization.
- Consultant Qualifications
- CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
- CompTIA Security+
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- Offensive Security Certified Practitioner (OSCP)
- Industry Experience
- Federal Government
- For-Profit Enterprise
- For-Profit Small-Medium Business
Our Commitment To You
You are not a number, but a partner
One of The Penn Group’s core values is Excellence. Our customers deserve our best, and nothing short. We are on a mission to secure our nation’s information systems, and protect our customers. We don’t take the responsibility lightly. We know that all it takes for one wrong click and reputations and lives can be ruined. We bring out best. We develop the best people, and we deliver the best results, anything less is unacceptable.
Austin Harman, President & CEO, Associate of CISSP, CAP