Advantages of Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) over Static and Dynamic Testing

Source – contrastsecurity.com Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) works in fundamentally different ways than static or dynamic tools using instrumentation technology. IAST leverages information from inside the running application, including runtime requests, data flow, control flow, libraries, and connections, to find vulnerabilities accurately. Because of this, interactive testing works better for application security. That’s why we created Contrast — to utilize next-generation technology to solve the growing problems inside the application security field. Because of this, interactive testing works better for application security. That’s

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Resources for DevOps Pros to Learn About Security

Source:- threatstack.com These days, security should be part of everyone’s job. This is especially true for DevOps teams, which are responsible for developing, delivering, and maintaining critical applications for many organizations, and must therefore prioritize security as part of their role. But the world of security can seem like a bit of a mystery until you’ve been exposed to it. If you or someone on your team is looking to learn more about what it takes to run a secure

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IT ops pros adopt iterative approach to security in DevOps

Source:- searchitoperations.techtarget.com Baby steps that add security in DevOps environments are better than none at all, according to experienced IT ops practitioners. Most organizations have dedicated IT security departments or personnel, but lack of a mature DevSecOps collaboration means IT ops ends up on the front lines to identify vulnerabilities and anomalies in production applications. Like it or not, security in DevOps environments is often left up to them. Attacks are often unmasked because they show up as a problem

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Six Tips for Using DevOps to Combat Security Vulnerabilities

Source:- samsung.com Growing requirements from stakeholders for rapid app deployment means more businesses need to explore DevOps to ensure collaboration between their development and operations teams during the development life-cycle. In a recent BMC/Forbes security survey, 60 percent of executives said their IT and security teams “have only a general or a little understanding of each other’s requirements.” Additionally, the report revealed that these two groups often have goals that are out of sync. Such complications lead to companies taking

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Is DevOps security about behavior or process?

Source:- networkworld.com One of my main roles is improving the security of the software produced by my employer, and it was in that role that I attended the annual gathering of the security industry in San Francisco last week. The RSA Conference is one of the two global security conferences I attend, the other being Blackhat. While Blackhat has become more corporate, it’s still dominated by hackers and focuses more on vulnerabilities, whereas RSA is very much a corporate event

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Secure Coding: The Rise of SecDevOps

Source:- databreachtoday.com For too long, ensuring that code is securely written – and bug free – has been a business afterthought. But there’s been new hope for building security into the development lifecycle, thanks to the rise of DevOps, aka rugged software, says Chris Wysopal, CTO of the application security firm Veracode. DevOps – a truncation of software development and IT operations – incorporates aspects of agile development, including short sprints – perhaps just two weeks in length – that

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Top 10 Ways To Achieve Agile Security

Source:- itbusinessnet.com Between 2017 and 2021, worldwide spending on cybersecurity will top $1 trillion, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. From new threat vectors within networks to the barrage of cyberattacks due to the move to the cloud, CIOs and CISOs have more to consider around cybersecurity than ever before. Cloud has brought benefits such as agility, scalability, and cost savings to business. Unfortunately, more often than not, security can’t keep up. Many businesses have witnessed the benefits of cloud firsthand. To enable

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5 ways to align security with your DevOps strategy

Source:- techbeacon.com In 2016, DevOps reached a tipping point. Half of all organizations surveyed indicated that they are actively using it as a model for releasing and maintaining custom applications, according to the Gartner Research note DevSecOps: How to Seamlessly Integrate Security Into DevOps, September, 2016. Yet, about 80 percent of those organizations surveyed expressed concerns that information security policies and teams are preventing them from achieving the level of agility that DevOps promises. Development, operations and security all want

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