We have many types of policies that govern our security management and security assessments. Previously, I wrote about security policies. These policies define what to do with or how to process the results of a scan.
As suggested by its very name, Application Security on Cloud (ASoC) is a cloud-based service. It features a Web-Application Dynamic Analysis Security scanner that lives outside the organization network.
Third-party components, open-source in particular, are an essential part of modern development efforts. These components accelerate development and help your team retain focus on developing the core technology code.
The challenge with adopting third-party components is that the behavioural and security issues of the component are adopted as well.
The ability to automate security testing further streamlines application development and deployment, and organizations across markets and services are looking for ways to integrate and institutionalize security testing. As such, many have implemented DevOps pipelines orchestrated with tools like Jenkins, UrbanCode, Bamboo, or others.
When managing organizational security, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Application security is affected by the technology used, third-party components, application distribution, user access, and other characteristics. It’s difficult to derive organizational priorities simply by looking at the results of security scans.
How does a Security Analyst just know when an application security warning is real? How does an SA understand when something needs a closer look? What secrets does an SA know be able to unravel the mysteries?
Maintaining a high-quality, high-vitality development lifecycle by using modern approaches to development and automation is no small task. Like organizations around the country and around the world, you are on a journey to improve development and deployment processes to be more agile,automated, and robust.
It’s not just your development process that benefits from this effort. Improved agility and automation also enable you to deliver value to end users more quickly, and empower your team to pivot quickly in response to changing market dynamics.