Low-code App Development
March 6, 2023

How Secure are Low-Code Tools?

Low-code software tools have become increasingly popular in recent years as a way for businesses to quickly develop applications and streamline their processes. However, as with any technology, there are concerns about the security of these tools. In this post, we'll explore the security risks associated with low-code software tools and what StayShure does to mitigate them.

The Security Risks with Low-Code Tools:

One of the main concerns with low-code software tools is that they can make it easy for inexperienced developers to create applications that are vulnerable to attack. This is because low-code tools often abstract away many of the details of the underlying code, making it difficult for developers to understand the potential risks of their applications.

In addition, the use of low-code tools can lead to a false sense of security. Some developers may assume that because they are using a tool that is marketed as secure, their applications are inherently secure as well. This can lead to complacency and a lack of attention to security best practices, which can leave applications vulnerable to attack.

Another security risk associated with low-code tools is that they can make it easy for developers to introduce vulnerabilities into their applications without realizing it. For example, if a developer uses a pre-built component that has a security flaw, that flaw will be present in the final application unless it is addressed.


Mitigating Security Risks:

Despite these risks, there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the security risks associated with low-code software tools. These are some of the steps StayShure takes to ensure our apps our built with security in mind and stay secure for the long run:

  1. StayShure only uses low-code tools specifically designed with security in mind. The main low-code platform we use pushes regular security updates and is regularly tested for vulnerabilities.
  2. We include two-factor authentication when apps include sensitive data.
  3. We can perform security audits of our own applications to make sure that private data is not exposed to the public. Furthermore, if an app contains highly sensitive data like financial information, we have connections with third-party audit services that can perform a test of our application to ensure the data is secure.

In summary, low-code software tools offer many benefits, such as increased productivity and faster time-to-market. However, it is important to be aware of the potential security risks associated with these tools and take steps to mitigate them.

At StayShure, we're committed to building secure low-code tools. Book a meeting with our CEO that fits your schedule, or take our assessment quiz to see how much your business could save by partnering with StayShure.

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