Application developers may use a variety of tools to identify flaws in their software. Many of these tools, however, cannot be deployed until late in the development lifecycle; dynamic analysis tools require a staging site and sample data, and some static analysis tools require a compiled build. Manual code reviews, in contrast, can begin at any time and require no specialized tools - only secure coding knowledge. Manual code reviews can also be laborious if every line of source code is reviewed. This course provides students with guidance on how to best organize code reviews, prioritize those code segments that will be reviewed, best practices for reviewing source code and maximize security resources.
On successful completion of this course, learners should have the knowledge and skills to:
- List the benefits of security code review
- Outline the steps for performing a security code review
- Describe best practices for security code review
- Perform data flow and control flow analysis
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