Even if you are up-to-date with the latest security flaws and follow general secure coding methods, you still won’t have done enough to ensure you have covered every known vulnerability. Software reviews are time consuming and laborious and it’s difficult to know how to quickly prioritize and remediate issues. However, a smart SAST tool can solve these problems.
Because web applications have their own critical vulnerabilities, OWASP has defined the issues that all developers and security professionals should be familiar with and be able to use effectively. The key to implementing this list is having a tool that identifies OWASP issues and provides guidance on how to fix them.
CERT coding standards mapped to CWE provide extra intelligence to identify security vulnerabilities. Incorporating these rules into your software development puts you in a position to maximize all the tools and solutions available to develop the highest quality and most secure code.