Topic: appsec

Report: 73% of developers sacrifice security for speed

A majority of developers feel forced to sacrifice security for the speed that today’s development cycles require. A recent report from WhiteSource found 73% of security teams at organizations are forced to cut corners, and the AppSec tools they use are to check the box towards DevSecOps improvements and are not effectively used.  “There are … continue reading

Top considerations for DevSecOps to reduce security risk

To understand an enterprise’s current state of software security risk, executives, security practitioners and development teams need information. Benchmarks provide useful information on performance and risk. However, ideas about which benchmarks are most important will differ depending upon the corporate stakeholder to whom you’re speaking. For example, a business decision-maker has to justify the expense … continue reading

Report: Organizations fail to remediate app security vulnerabilities

Software security continues to be a top priority for organizations and development teams, but they are still struggling to address vulnerabilities in their applications. A recently released report revealed while organizations are beginning to increase their application testing efforts, their remediation rates are falling.  The 2019 WhiteHat Application Security Statistics report is based on data … continue reading

The future of application security

A crystal ball presentation on the future of application security at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit this year caught the eye of us in the software security space. In case you missed it, the top-line predictions were: By 2022, software composition analysis (SCA) will surpass traditional AST tools (SAST, DAST) as the primary … continue reading

Report: Developers aren’t to blame for security issues

The idea that developers don’t care about application security is a myth. A recently released report found that not only do developers take application security seriously, they take the time to find and fix vulnerabilities in their applications. “Developers want to create great code, and to them that also means code that won’t get their … continue reading

WhiteHat Security: Improving application security with DevSecOps

Does the DevSecOps approach make a difference when it comes to improving application security? According to this year’s 12th annual WhiteHat Security “Application Security Statistics Report,” it certainly does. This year’s WhiteHat report includes a case study that details a large health organization’s successful implementation of a DevSecOps approach.  According to the study, critical vulnerabilities … continue reading

Signal Sciences releases new web protection platform

Signal Sciences today announced the availability of its Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP). WPP is new platform designed to provide threat protection for web applications, APIs, and microservices on any platform. This platform launch comes on the heels of Signal Sciences’ announcement of a $15 million series B funding round led by CRV. Signal … continue reading

Report: 111 billion lines of code will have to be secured this year

As new pieces of software are being written every day, the threat of malicious hacking continues to grow. According to a new report, there will be about 111 billion lines of new software code created this year, and with them will come billions of software vulnerabilities. “Applications have become inviting targets for malicious actors, but … continue reading

Report: Application security continues to be a problem

Despite the importance of software security and the advancements made to protect applications, developers are still having a hard time developing secure solutions. A new study from Veracode shows while developers’ top concerns are cyberattacks and data breaches, security testing imposes a risk to their development and deadlines. “Development teams face an onslaught of challenges … continue reading

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