PCI DSS-relevant code review tips and techniques

In this course, we explore secure code reviews and relevant code review tips.


  • Recap of PCI DSS-relevant code review tips and techniques Video — 00:02:47
    • Course wrap-up and recap of key concepts.

  • Different ways of risk ranking threats Video — 00:04:58
    • A look at STRIDE and DREAD (Microsoft).

  • Code review basics Video — 00:05:28
    • What is software code review? Why do you need to review software code? And how do you perform a code review?

  • What to look for in a code review Video — 00:18:07
    • A look at code review basics, including sample secure code review questions and what to look for across the nine categories.

  • The benefits of secure code review Video — 00:12:41
    • What are the PCI DSS code review requirements and leading practices for code review?


Course description

Secure code review allows organizations to provide assurance that their application developers are following secure development techniques. The intention behind secure code reviews is to verify that the proper security and logical controls are present, that they work as intended and that they have been called up in the right places. We unpack the what, the why (benefits) and the how (common methods) of code assurance, also known as code reviews.

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