What does a Source Code Auditor do?

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Hi guys. I wanted to ask about the tasks about a Source Code Auditor. There are already many automated tools to review the source code. Then why is a Source Code Auditor hired? What is his/her role is reviewing souce code?
Jan 9 in Career Counselling by Vidhyut
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A Source Code Auditor reviews source code to discover potential security weaknesses, bugs, and vulnerabilities. Though there are many automated tools for this purpose, in many cases, these tools fail to find hidden vulnerabilities. This is why companies hire Source Code Auditors. Tasks of a Source Code Auditor are:

  • Analyze source code line-by-line to find any security weakness
  • Review authentication, authorization, session and communication mechanisms
  • Conduct penetration testing to find vulnerabilities
  • Looks for bugs that provide unauthorized access
  • Looks for bugs that would result in leaking of sensitive information
  • Submit audit results to development and concerned teams
answered Jan 9 by YSha

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