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Software security & DevSecOps

Do you have insight into the security and compliance risks being introduced by your software?

Software is the bedrock of a business’ ability to compete in the marketplace. It enables the internal and external availability of critical operations, assets and commercial services. But as software developers are being empowered to run an agile development cycle, vulnerabilities continue to open gateways for attackers to steal critical data and disrupt operations.

It is therefore vital for organisations to ensure governance, compliance and security principles are baked into the software delivery cycle while effectively identifying and managing the risks to the business.

How can we help?

Our Software security and DevSecOps services help our clients manage the risks associated with insecure software across the entire software ecosystem. We cover all aspects of software and application security; from strategy and software creation governance, to secure software deployment and security and risk performance. We provide unique expertise and specialist support services needed to manage the evolving cyber security business risks.

Key benefits

  • Evaluate and verify the effectiveness of your current software design process and security controls.
  • Identify critical areas of vulnerability in your software that could be exploited by attackers.
  • Gain insights into the technical and strategic risks facing your business to allow a more informed risk management roadmap.
  • Prioritise risk remediation across the software lifecycle while enabling agile software development.

Our Services


Integrate security into your DevOps processes. Our team of highly experienced DevSecOps practitioners and business advisors work with the clients’ executive and technical teams to review current practices and implement secure DevOps processes and codified workflows that align with business objectives.

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Secure by Design

Adopt security principles that ensure applications and their associated services are secure at all stages of their lifecycle. We help organisations to design software security controls which are efficiently integrated within their development lifecycle, with the main objective to implement more shift left approaches. This helps to build more secure and resilient systems against cyber attacks.

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Software supply chain

Evaluate the level of trust that can be placed in your software acquisition life cycle through a comprehensive assessment of supplier capability, product security, product logistics and operational control.

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Third party software risk

Gain insight into how your use of third party commercial off the shelf (COTS), open source and outsourced code leads to a mix of unknown security quality. This pushes liability onto your organisation resulting in an unacceptable level of unbounded corporate risk.

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Product security

Increase your confidence in your software and products while meeting time-to-market demands through robust scalable assessments.

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Compliance and maturity assessments

Assess your software security and risk program and compliance processes to give you the information you need to efficiently and effectively manage your software security risks and demonstrate your compliance to stakeholders and regulators.

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Why PwC?

  • We are business risk advisors recognised by industry accreditations for our cyber security expertise:
    • Certified by the UK National Cyber Security Centre.
    • Certified by CREST, the UK industry body for a cyber security marketplace of regulated professional services, which validates PwC’s demonstrable level of assurance provided to our clients.
  • PwC combine industry leading application testing technology with technical and business risk advisory.
  • Our practitioners leverage our proprietary DevSecOps platform to orchestrate and automate application security testing across the software lifecycle. This reduces the misadministration of security assessments and brings together testing from disparate tools for a more holistic view of vulnerabilities.


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Contact us

Chris Gaines

Chris Gaines

Lead Cyber Security Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7718 976995

Richard Horne

Richard Horne

Cyber Security Chair, Risk and Quality Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7775 553373