An application security assessment aims to uncover bugs, or even features, in software that can be used to attack or “hack” that software.

Application security assessments or penetration tests are often performed from a user’s or attacker’s perspective (black-box) which, whilst generally more realistic, can severely limit the findings and hence the value of that security assessment. Where you have access to the source code, Cognitous strongly recommend performing a secure code review or source code assisted application security assessment in order to improve the quality and value of the resulting findings and recommendations.

Using our industry-leading security expertise, Cognitous will analyse the source code of your application (under NDA) whilst performing a security assessment of a working copy in order to identify security vulnerabilities with a greater speed and accuracy than a black-box assessment. Any identified vulnerabilities or weaknesses will be reported to you along with recommendations on how best to fix those vulnerabilities.

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