Is No Code Secure?

How easy it is to hack a No Code framework?

Is No Code SecureIncreasingly popular No Code solutions raise security concerns for many

Whether it is a one-person project or a giant company like Google, the risk of being hacked is always there for everyone. When it comes to No Code, people are especially skeptical because it is a concept that just started to be widely implemented, even though it has existed for decades – No Code software as a concept has been around since at least the 1980s.[1]

A concern that often prevents organizations from using No Code solutions is security. So when asked how easy it is to hack No Code, the answer is – not as easy as many think! First of all, the data that is stored on these platforms and exchanged over the network are all encrypted. Arun Saigal, co-founder, and CEO of Thunkable at a Zeroqode Conference[2] added:

We spend a lot of time making sure our data is secure, making sure our apps are secure, making sure that our infrastructure, our back end is secure because we are not just protecting one app. We are protecting millions of apps. We need to make sure that they are all taken care of.

Building with a No Code platform means that you can guarantee that you are going to have a lot of security built in from the start without even needing to think about it. So the chances of you getting hacked by using a No Code tool are a lot slimmer than trying to build a product from scratch.

Why it’s more secure than conventional development

No Code tools are beneficial because users do not need to waste time and resources hiring full-time developers, and they can still achieve a high level of customization in less time than usual. Also, since most No Code platforms have automatic updates and security patches that the vendor takes care of, there are no security vulnerabilities or bugs for you or your team members to spend time worrying about.

Clients of No Code platforms do not write code or create security measures. They use code that has already been written and tested by professional developers. To put it another way, professional developers write hundreds of lines of code to build a composable block,[3] while end-users arrange these blocks to construct the applications they need.

It could be argued that No Code solutions are actually more secure than conventional development because they are built using tried and trusted building blocks that have been subjected to testing before they are used. People get to leverage the efforts that No Code platforms have put in, with regard to penetration tests[4] and vulnerability scans.[5]

Organizations can implement additional security measures

A secure development platform comes not just from the platform itself, but also from the policies, guidelines, and training that an organization puts in place to ensure safe application deployment. Although No Code platforms have security measures built-in (that depend on the vendor), with new waves of innovation always emerging, companies can implement strategies that would allow them to keep up.

By equipping themselves with proper cybersecurity knowledge and security validation tools, organizations can make use of No Code apps without any security issues. At the end of the day, it is people that are more likely to jeopardize the security of an application rather than the platform itself.

One of the biggest security problems when it comes to using No Code is access. The process of working with No Code platforms can be hard to control. Organizations can restrict access to data for different types of users, restrict access by time, and access to certain types of information. Doing this can significantly increase the security level. Choosing the right No Code building platform[6] is extremely important for any organization, so this task shouldn't be taken lightly.

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Ugnius Kiguolis
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Ugnius Kiguolis is a professional malware analyst who is also the founder and the owner of 2-Spyware. At the moment, he takes over as Editor-in-chief.

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