Dynamic Code Analysis for your Application Security

With the reports of data breaches regularly which we are seeing in the news, securing the SDLC becoming so important now a days. Data breaches have not only become more common they have also become more costly as many governments are getting very strict on privacy of citizen’s data. Therefore, organizations must carefully choose the security techniques to implement. Static and Dynamic are the two most popular types of code security tests.

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Dynamic code Analysis is the testing and evaluation of a program by executing programs on real or Virtual environment. Instead of taking code offline, vulnerabilities and program behavior can be monitored while the program is running, providing visibility into its real-world behavior. The main objective of Dynamic Analysis is to find errors in a program while it is running rather than by repeatedly examining the code offline.

By debugging a program in all scenarios for which it is designed dynamic analysis eliminates the need to artificially create situations likely to produce errors.

Below are some of the common types of dynamic analysis

  1. Code Coverage

  2. Memory Error Detection

  3. Fault Localization

  4. Invariant Inference

  5. Concurrency Errors

  6. Program Slicing

  7. Performance Analysis

Most of the people will be having a question at which stage we need to use the Dynamic Code Analysis tool. This can be used in multiple places

  1. For Production Dynamic Code Analysis provides information to help troubleshoot production incidents quickly.

  2. For pre-production dynamic code analysis prevents bad code from going into production. These can be used in conjunction with CI/CD tools as a quality gate for code promotion.

Finally, at the end we all will look for a secured software to be produced. In order to do that we need to have both Static and Dynamic Code Analyzer. Because Static Code Analysis often find issues in unexercised code that Dynamic Code Analysis cannot. At the same time, Dynamic Code Analysis covers Production scenarios that Static Analysis does not.