The development unit itself maintains a list of criteria that need to be met before a task can be marked as completed. The criteria may include e.g. review requirements, documentation requirements and testing requirements.
New code will only be implemented after extensive testing that meets pre-defined criteria. Tests should cover usability, security, effects on other systems, and user-friendliness.
Static scans on code are the first step in detecting risky vulnerabilities. However, once a service has been deployed, it is vulnerable to new types of attacks (e.g., cross-site scripting or authentication issues). These can be identified by penetration testing.
The organization regularly conducts a vulnerability scan, which searches for vulnerabilities found on computers, workstations, mobile devices, networks or applications. It is important to scan even after significant changes.
It should be noted that vulnerable source code can be from operating system software, server applications, user applications, as well as from the firmware application as well as from drivers, BIOS and separate management interfaces (e.g. iLo , iDrac). In addition to software errors, vulnerabilities occur from configuration errors and old practices, such as the use of outdated encryption algorithms.