Low code and no-code development are promising to speed up the development of new applications. It is also allowing and helping non-technical users in creating apps. These days, cloud-based platforms are creating apps and tools to build platforms like Google’s G Suite.
It is estimated that the low-code development platform market is expected to grow from $4.3. The low-code development platforms are more secure than the previous ones as the cloud vendors are implementing global access controls and permission. They are also providing a single view of what their workers are doing with the enterprise data.
There are three security concerns for low-code apps that need to be considered by every enterprise.
Lack of visibility
The largest challenge to low-code and no-code development is that it becomes difficult for firms to handle what the employees develop. To set a public cloud infrastructure, the employee uses different application which allows processing of data in the cloud.
If an employee builds an app by using an installed rapid application development tool on the desktop, it doesn’t have visibility to the IT. To improve visibility in the enterprise, it needs to be moved on the clouds. The cloud-based platforms are more secure as it provides governance to access and have rule-based permissions.
No data oversight
Before moving to the low-code and no-code development enterprises needs to make sure that their data is secure. Firms may restrict their data being shared and how it can be used after accessing the platform. They can use a sandbox to restrict data from being accessed by the users during the development of a platform. To get access to data they need to get a request to the IT team.
In a low-code and no-code platforms, the end users are may be in a position to make decisions about configurations, permissions and access controls. The firm may also face inherent risks in customer data being siloed and partitioned in these platforms.
No auditing of vendor systems
The codes and security controls which the platform seller uses is not available or visible to the users or firms and to make sure the vendor is secure or not, a firm needs to use the tools they have like third-party security audits, security and compliance certifications, service level agreements, and cybersecurity insurance.
There are various low-code vendors that are providing things more transparent. To make sure that the code you are running is secure and safe, the enterprise needs to check security issues at the code.