Vulnerability management can be defined as "the cyclical practice of identifying, classifying, re-mediating, and mitigating vulnerabilities".Organizations use vulnerability management to preemptively defend against the exploitation of vulnerabilities in company applications, software, and networks. Organizations that can effectively implement vulnerability management will be significantly safer from data breaches and theft.
Source Code Review:
Source Code Review (SCR) is a systematic & Security examination of the Source Code of Application and Software. It looks for Security Loop Holes, Bugs that may have been planted and overlooked during Application and software development. Sometimes, certain Application and Software may contain vulnerabilities which can aid attackers to extract vital information and may lead to loss of intellectual property & Secure Data. Reviewing Source Code helps to verify the implementation of key security controls. It also looks for design flaws and discovers hidden vulnerabilities in any application and software.
Reports of cyber attacks have spiked in recent years resulting in millions in financial loses, theft of intellectual property, and exposure of customer information. The groups responsible for these high profile attacks are organized and can persist in your organization's endpoints without detection for months, sometimes years. It's clear that current real-time security processes are simply ineffective at detecting post breach activity, especially as time passes after the initial compromise. Don't wait for your customers or the authorities to tell you that you are the victim of a cyber attack. Simply layering on increasing numbers of defensive tools does not deliver total security. You need to pro actively hunt for hidden threats that have bypassed these defenses to fully protect your organization.
Every organization has a variety of vulnerabilities through which a hacker could easily gain unauthorized access to its resources. With such a terrifying possibility there is no doubt that certain measures need to be taken to verify both new and existing applications for any of these vulnerabilities. While this could be possible using Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing can also be done for additional security.