Bespoke Software definition
In general, Bespoke Software, also known as custom software, is software developed and designed for a specific purpose, organization, functionality, or individual user. Regarding cybersecurity, bespoke software is developed with customized security solutions, for example, to target specific risks and vulnerabilities. Usually, particular organizations or systems request such specifications instead of choosing pre-made or generically bundled security products. On the other hand, bespoke software comes with some downsides, including higher development and maintenance costs and potentially undiscovered vulnerabilities if those are not tested thoroughly.
See also: remote attack
Common Bespoke Software applications in cybersecurity:
- Tailored data encryption solutions: Organizations and businesses that possess highly sensitive information or other important data formats require bespoke encryption protocols and tools instead of commercially made products that do not address these issues.
- Custom intrusion detection systems (IDS): Businesses with specific network architectures or custom security requirements might choose custom-built IDS to detect malicious activities specially designed for their infrastructure or threat profile.
- Specialized secure communication platforms: Custom secure messaging applications can be developed to suit the specific needs and criteria of organizations like the military, defense, or governmental agencies to provide ultra-safe communication channels.