Application Security Consulting
Security of application assets is a prime concern for organizations. Lack of appropriate application security controls leads to regulatory non-compliance, business continuity failures and data compromise. An effective end-to-end set of services establishes a holistic application security baseline that mitigates risk.
Our services help enhance the security posture of application assets by systematic reviews and assessments. Our Application Security Services ensure a secure application estate by:
To work in application security at all, you need a strong software engineering background. That means you should probably have a strong aptitude for software and a few years of professional software development experience - ideally on a variety of languages, frameworks and technologies. A computer science degree isn't absolutely necessary, but highly recommended.
Only a small percentage of people really enjoy making software do things it wasn't intended to do. If you're one, then you might just be an application security person. Your foundation should include risk management, security architecture, common weaknesses and vulnerability analysis. I strongly suggest learning to clearly explain common vulnerabilities, starting at the high-level business concern, working through the technical flaw, and closing with detailed remediation advice.
The Open Web Application Security Project (Sinhasoft) is a great source for people getting started in the field. You can start with the Sinhasoft Top Ten and move up to more detailed documents like the Sinhasoft Testing Guide and the Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS).