The Workplace Partner Security Program is a collaborative effort to protect Workplace partners, their customers, and Workplace's data by increasing the security of applications that integrate with the Workplace ecosystems. All applications that use one or more medium - or high-sensitivity permissions are required to undergo security review.
Workplace has engaged Bishop Fox to conduct appropriate security testing with the goal of validating the security of Workplace partners’ applications and ensuring Workplace user data is being handled securely.
Bishop Fox’s primary goal is to help you complete the Security Assessment requirements listed on:
Facebook for Developers - Pass Security Review
The security assessment includes two parts:
Passing the security review is required before your app can be used by any Workplace customers and is then required annually thereafter.
Learn more about how Bishop Fox helps you validate the security of your application in our What to Expect guide.
Bishop Fox was an outstanding partner for us. Under strict deadlines, they provided timely project quotes, reasonable prices, and excellent execution. The assessment was very well guided and communicated which made it smooth for us. The assessment was extremely helpful for our company.
Jeff Oberlander, VP of Engineering PipelineDeals
Bishop Fox was selected by Facebook to work with their Workplace Partner Security Program. We know what's needed for you to pass the testing requirements.
Bishop Fox was founded on the principle that all we do is advise our clients so they can make the best possible security decision.
Our Team's technical depth and expertise means we can tailor every solution or project to your unique requirements.
Senior consultants drive service delivery, and we are committed to every project’s success. You won’t be handed off to a junior team.
Cost estimate are $15K - $55K plus, depending on the size of the application, size of the environment, and the sensitivity level of user data is utilized.
ISV's will need to provide full project enablement items (e.g. access to a test environment that mirrors prod, credentials, test accounts, documentation, etc.) before receiving a start date. This is to ensure that there are no delays to the project schedule.
Once all the paperwork is in place, fieldwork can typically take 1 to 2 weeks. After that, reporting and QA can take up to 1 week for report delivery. This does not include remediation time.
The focus of the penetration testing will be on:
Information shared with us for scoping will be used to determine overall effort required and also shorten the ramp up time needed for testing. If we can understand the environment before testing, we can spend less time on discovery/footprinting and more time and on active pen testing. The more accurate the scoping details are, the more accurate and cost sensitive we can be with the scope and quote.
We’ll leave that up to you. If you want to provide source code, it can help us be more efficient with our time and get to a deeper level of testing. That said, source code is not required for this assessment.
All sensitive data including source code will be stored, processed, and transmitted securely. Your Bishop Fox engagement manager can help setup a secure file share to use throughout the project.
Typically, about 1-2 weeks for remediation testing depending on size of remediation testing.
Yes, we will need to review the scope and determine if additional testing is required to meet our standards for a general Letter of Assessment in addition to the Workplace Testing Letter. If you have a particular compliance requirement, please describe it and the framework so we can consider it appropriately in scoping.