Secure and Safe Software

The F-Secure Safe interface has been completely revamped. It has tuck in acquisition gone away from the stylized hilly landscape with trees and clouds in place of flat, three rectangular panels that feature security status icons (red when something is not right) and the green checkmark that indicates all is well.

Software is a powerful tool and the method we use it is changing the world. But it’s not immune to threats from malicious hackers who try to exploit weaknesses to steal data and create destruction.

To protect yourself from these risks it is essential to incorporate security improvements into the software development and testing procedures. This includes including security best practices into testing, creating an environment for secure development and preventing flaws with patches and updates to the application.

This approach should be inclusive of all participants in the process to be effective. It requires a well-defined methodology as well as an organizational culture of safety, tools and training that help secure the process. This involves establishing a trustworthy component keeping a list of trusted partners and assessing risk through threat modeling, communicating standards with third parties, and verifying compliance by using secure coding practices, using top industry-specific tools, and conducting automated and manual security tests and reviews.

To build reliable and trustworthy software, it is essential to have a strong and scalable security procedure. This is particularly relevant for systems that are high-profile like those employed in financial services, healthcare and the automotive industry. These systems need more stringent coding requirements such as those found in the MISRA C++ and MISRA C++ coding standards to protect against vulnerabilities that could compromise safety.

maj 15, 2024