Today we have about 700 programming languages!

It is a fact that C++ is broadly used by thousands of developers around the world. But is it safe?

People never talked about cyber security as they do nowadays: this concerns Developers, CTO’s, CIO’s, CSO’s, CISO’s and they all are seeking best practices and how to protect their companies.

Preventing code breaches can save money and keep a good reputation for the company.

Here are some tips to help you develop safer applications using C++:

Check your code and assure you don’t have any credentials on it

It sounds simple, but when you check at public repositories on GitHub you may be surprised by the number of information people forget on the code.

Run automated security tests

Some platforms like Rainforest help developers by running security tests while code is committed, preventing breaches from going to the production environment. Also is plug-and-play: integrates with CI/CD pipelines, showing exactly where is the breach and the impact is.

Educate your teams

According to the Global Risks Report released by the World Economic Forum, human error is the main cause of 95% of cyber security breaches. “Prevention is better than cure”

Have an action plan

Even if you do everything you can to protect your application, hackers still keep trying to find security breaches in order to harm or earn some money from your company. This is completely out of your reach, but having an action plan can help you in case anything goes wrong.

Hope these tips can help you and your team to make safer applications using C++!