A process for performing security code reviews

Wednesday, 2 August 2006, 11:57 AM EST

No one really likes reviewing source code for security vulnerabilities; itís slow, tedious, and mind-numbingly boring. Yet, code review is a critical component of shipping secure software to customers. Neglecting it isnít an option.

I get to review quite a bit of codeónot as much as I used to, but enough to keep me busy helping teams at Microsoft. Sometimes people just want my take on small snippets of perhaps 100 lines of code, and other times I get hundreds of thousands of lines.

At Computer.org

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