Security engineering & architecture
Whether you’re building a simple mobile application that operates on sensitive data or a large-scale data exchange system, ensuring high-quality security engineering is a priority from the start.
We advise you on security architecture design, implementing specific security features, assessing your ongoing or finalized development project, verifying its security properties, and providing constructive input on improvements.
is a tricky business
Tools are hard to use and do not always help
Flooding the development process with security tools without addressing the root cause of security issues—risks and threats—increases tension between the development and security teams.
Illusion of security
There is a difference between "security feature is implemented somewhere" and "security feature prevents security incidents". It's challenging to verify whether you've got security done right.
Building security after release is tough
Addressing security after going public or as a result of a pentest is costly. It might require reengineering of significant parts of the system.
Modern approaches to security engineering challenges
Balance risks & product
Before building product features, assess the data they operate on and the threats they introduce, then design security measures to prevent misuse and leakage. Keep risk-centric and product-centric security in good balance.
Rely on standards and best practices
Appsec, infrasec, datasec have well-known best industry practices and standards (OWASP SAMM, NIST SSDF, OWASP ASVS, OWASP MASVS). The key is finding the optimum balance between security, cost, and operational trade-offs.
Improve system security by mitigating platform-specific threats and using platform-specific features (biometric authentication, integration with HSMs and KMSs, Keychain/KeyStore, etc.).
Our approach to security engineering
Aligned with product architecture
Whether it’s building a cross-services authentication, PKI layer, application level encryption, or efficient logging and alerting, we know how to integrate security layers into existing architecture without compromising performance and maintainability.
Evolves along the product roadmap
We make sure that implemented security measures adhere to a defense in depth approach, are well-designed, meet your risks, and fit well with the application architecture.
Implemented and then independently reviewed
Even the best security controls won't work if implemented incorrectly. We conduct a security review of each component, the overall application security posture, and specific compliance requirements.
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Prevented security-related business risks
Expect that security software simply works, prevents reputational, business, and operational security risks, protects user data and company’s secrets.
Unhindered product process
Security features are built to be cost-efficient, maintainable, and verifiable. We ensure that security engineering and advice do not break products or slow down development cycles.
Efficient staff augmentation
Security engineers are partners with software developers and SREs. We know how to avoid roadmap surprises, imminent operational failures, and development slowdowns.
Our mission is simple.
We help you focus on serving your customers better, while relieving your team from security engineering pains and making your users confident that their data is safe with you.
Want to stop fretting about security? Let’s talk.
We can help you with our own products or design and implement custom security solutions tailored for your unique needs.
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