When it comes time to plan, develop, test and implement a new software application for your company, you want to be absolutely sure of the security you have in place. Often, on any sizable development project, mission critical data and processes are used, and this can represent a security risk.
There is nothing that is 100% fool proof. It has been said that while software engineers can account for virtually every accidental situation, there is no sure way to secure a program against deliberate malice.
Of course, the best way to maintain security is through a strict procedure. At Glorium Technologies, we’ve developed a way of securing our clients which is as close to 100% as is possible. Below are three of our methods for keeping a development project under wraps and running smoothly.
Tip 1 – Only people assigned to the project should have access to the project and any documents associated with it
This may seem obvious, but it’s an important key to maintaining your security. During any development project, only those staff members who are working directly on it should have access to any source code, data, documentation or mission critical information necessary to the completion of said project. With this strict and carefully managed control, you can eliminate a great deal of security risk – both from accidental and deliberate tampering.
Tip 2 – All data is securely stored and transferred
Your data is often your most valuable asset. Company data related to a large software project can include important financial information, industry-specific data and proprietary information. Always make certain that all of your data is secure and that if and when it must be transferred, that this is done securely as well. In combination with tip 1, where only project-specific team members are in charge of this process, you’ll add another critical layer of security to your development.
Tip 3 – Top-notch access security
This may seem repetitive. However, what we mean here is that if you don’t already have it, then a set of procedures and even a customized security program should be developed to allow and track access to critical data and software. At every stage, there is a digital “paper trail” if you will.
When these three stacked security procedures have been put in place, we have established an unbroken security track record with our clients. On your next development project, try implementing these three tips together and you’ll find that you can rest easy at night knowing your company’s critical information is locked down.
In this age of server, mobile and Cloud-based computing, guaranteeing your security before, during and after a development project is critical. It can be complex, especially in situations where multiple locations are in play – but it’s worth taking the time and investing the capital to keep your business safe.