ThinkSmart
Application Security

Design

Security by design, not through refactoring

Security built in, not bolted on

Engage us during the early phases of your project where we can advise your team on application security best practices and help design a software solution that is secure from the ground up. We have first-hand experience with many popular architectures and draw from resources such as OWASP to provide relevant and effective security design input to your application.

Developers are often under pressure to deliver features and are not given the time to focus on security. In many cases security is addressed only once a penetration test report is delivered and this is often too late for effective mitigation. Effective security is built in, from the requirements phase onwards.

Full-stack, cloud, micro-services

Application architecture is changing and security needs to keep up.

We understand modern architectures and are experienced at designing security controls that are best suited to these new technologies. 

Frameworks, libraries, third-party code

Do you build security into your frameworks? How secure are the application libraries or third-party code that you include in your system? There's a lot to think about when designing for security.

Let us focus on security design so that your team can focus on features. 

Secure SDLC

Just like the well-known quality lever shows, the more you "shift security left" in your development process the more efficient and effective your efforts become. We can help you build security into each phase your software development life cycle, starting with the most important: security requirements. 

Operational security

Whether you release once a quarter or three times a day, you need to make sure your application remains secure after each release. We can advise you on securing your deployment pipeline, whether you practice Agile, DevOps or a mashup of processes.

The attacker is a user type in your use cases.
You just haven’t been documenting him.
— Mike Hryekewicz
The devil is in the defaults
— Dave Morin