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DevSecOps and Web Application Security Management
DevSecOps and web application security management are closely related, as both focus on ensuring the security and compliance of applications throughout their development lifecycle.
DevSecOps emphasizes the integration of security into the DevOps culture and processes, while web application security management focuses on the security of web applications specifically. In DevSecOps, security is integrated into the development process from the start, and automated security testing and enforcement are used to reduce the manual effort required to maintain security.
Web application security management focuses on identifying and mitigating security risks in web applications, and can include activities such as web application penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and remediation planning. Both DevSecOps and web application security management are important components of a comprehensive security strategy, as they help organizations ensure the security and compliance of their applications and reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.
Thanks to our partnership with Checkmarx, Semgrep, Equixly, Contrast Security and Qualys, IMQ Minded Security is able to implement the right DevSecOps automation and Continuous Web Application Scanning for your needs.
Qualys WAS: Qualys Web Application Scanning (WAS) is a web application security solution that helps organizations identify vulnerabilities and security threats in their web applications. The tool uses automated scanning technology to identify and prioritize security issues, and provides detailed information about each issue, including recommendations for remediation. Qualys WAS integrates with a wide range of development tools and platforms, allowing organizations to scan their web applications as part of their normal software development lifecycle. By using Qualys WAS, organizations can reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents, and ensure that their web applications meet security and compliance requirements. The tool is highly scalable, allowing organizations of all sizes to use it to improve their web application security posture.
To find out more about Qualys, please visit: https://qualys,com
Checkmarx SAST: DevSecOps refers to the integration of security practices into the DevOps culture and processes to ensure the security and compliance of applications throughout their development lifecycle. Automation plays a crucial role in DevSecOps as it helps to automate security testing and enforcement, reducing the manual effort and improving the speed and consistency of security measures. By automating security processes, organizations can respond quickly to security threats and vulnerabilities, reducing the risk of data breaches and improving overall security posture. Checkmarx Static Application Security Testing (SAST) is a software security testing solution that analyzes source code for vulnerabilities and security issues. SAST can be integrated into the software development lifecycle, allowing organizations to perform scans as part of their normal development process. By using Checkmarx SAST, organizations can identify security issues early in the development process, reducing the time, cost, and risk associated with fixing security problems later in the lifecycle. The tool supports a wide range of programming languages and integrates with popular development tools and platforms.
Checkmarx SCA: Checkmarx Software Composition Analysis (SCA) is a tool that helps organizations automate security testing of their applications. It scans source code and dependencies for vulnerabilities and security issues, providing an early warning of potential security risks. By using Checkmarx SCA, organizations can identify security issues earlier in the development process, reducing the time, cost and risk associated with fixing security problems later in the software development lifecycle. The tool integrates with popular development tools and platforms, allowing developers to perform scans as part of their normal workflow. This helps to promote a culture of security within the organization and encourages teams to adopt security-focused development practices.
To find out more about Checkmarx, please visit: https://checkmarx.com/
We partner with Semgrep to improve DevSecOps implementations on our customer dev pipelines:
Semgrep SAST: In the realm of DevSecOps, the integration of security practices within DevOps methodologies is paramount to ensure the security and compliance of applications throughout their development lifecycle. Automation stands at the core of DevSecOps, facilitating the automation of security testing and enforcement to minimize manual effort while enhancing the speed and consistency of security implementations. Through automation, organizations can swiftly address security threats and vulnerabilities, thereby mitigating the risk of data breaches and bolstering their overall security posture. Semgrep, developed by r2c, offers a cutting-edge Static Analysis Security Testing (SAST) solution designed to scrutinize source code for vulnerabilities and security flaws. Semgrep’s integration into the software development lifecycle enables organizations to conduct scans seamlessly within their regular development routines. Leveraging Semgrep allows for the early detection of security issues during the development phase, significantly reducing the time, cost, and risks involved in rectifying security problems at later stages. The tool boasts compatibility with numerous programming languages and seamlessly integrates with a wide array of development tools and platforms.
Semgrep SCA: Semgrep’s Software Composition Analysis (SCA) tool empowers organizations to automate the security testing of their applications comprehensively. It conducts thorough scans of source code and dependencies to identify vulnerabilities and security issues, offering an advanced warning system against potential security threats. Utilizing Semgrep SCA enables organizations to pinpoint security vulnerabilities earlier in the development process, thereby diminishing the time, cost, and risks associated with addressing security issues at subsequent stages of the software development lifecycle. The tool’s integration with prevalent development tools and platforms ensures that developers can execute scans as part of their standard workflow. This integration fosters a security-centric culture within organizations and motivates teams to embrace security-oriented development practices.
To discover more about Semgrep and how it can enhance your organization’s security posture, please visit: http://www.semgrep.com
IMQ Minded Security’s partnership with Equixly represents a significant advancement in API security, leveraging Equixly’s sophisticated approach to addressing the nuanced challenges of API security. Equixly differentiates itself by offering a solution that goes beyond traditional security measures, focusing on the specific vulnerabilities inherent in APIs. Their platform is designed to act as a “Virtual Hacker” to secure APIs by testing running APIs, identifying blind spots, and ensuring continuous security through AI-powered bots that regularly scan APIs to detect flaws early. This approach facilitates more manageable and less time-consuming fixes, enabling the release of secure code more rapidly.
Equixly also tackles the skill set shortage in effective API penetration testing by automating time-consuming tasks, allowing security professionals to concentrate on critical interventions. This automation is crucial given the expanding API landscape within organizations and the unsustainable scaling of human resources required for security. The platform addresses common pitfalls such as overlooking minor details or misunderstanding API behavior, which can leave critical vulnerabilities unchecked. Moreover, Equixly’s tooling is designed to overcome the “One-Size-Fits-All Dilemma” by providing API-specific security solutions that understand the intricate call sequences and the layered complexity of modern APIs, offering a more insightful and focused analysis of potential security risks.
Equixly emphasizes the importance of integrating API security into the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), advocating for a shift-left approach that includes security testing early in the development process. This proactive approach is supported by breaking down silos between development and security teams, providing systematic and continuous security training, and investing in nonlegacy, automated API security solutions. Such integration is essential for creating secure APIs and promoting the best API experience possible, highlighting the shared responsibility among developers, security professionals, and senior leadership in ensuring robust API security.
For more detailed insights into Equixly’s approach to API security, visiting Equixly’s official website at https://equixly.com/ would provide comprehensive information.
Contrast Security , the code security platform built for developers and trusted by security, has signed its first channel partner in Italy with IMQ Minded Security. This partnership enables Contrast to provide its leading Secure Code Platform to Italian businesses.
Contrast provides a unified approach to AppSec that empowers security and development teams to get secure code moving seamlessly through the complete SDLC. Contrast’s technology embeds intelligent agents directly into code, instrumenting applications with thousands of smart sensors that detect real vulnerabilities with game-changing accuracy and precision — left through the development pipeline and right into production, wherever your applications are deployed.
Founded in 2014 by cybersecurity industry veterans, Contrast was established to replace legacy AppSec solutions that cannot protect modern enterprises. With today’s pressures to develop business applications at increasingly rapid paces, the Contrast Secure Code Platform defends and protects against full classes of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs). This allows security teams to avoid spending time focusing on false positives, leaving them more time to remediate true vulnerabilities faster. Contrast’s platform solutions for code assessment, testing, protection, serverless, supply chain, APIs and languages help enterprises achieve true DevSecOps transformation and compliance.
Contrast protects against major cybersecurity attacks for its customer base, which represents some of the largest brand-name companies in the world, including BMW, AXA, Zurich, NTT, Sompo Japan and the American Red Cross, as well as numerous other leading global Fortune 500 enterprises. Contrast partners with global organizations such as AWS, Microsoft, IBM, GuidePoint Security, Trace3, Deloitte and Carahsoft, to seamlessly integrate and achieve the highest level of security for customers.
To find out more about Contrast and the Secure Code Platform, please visit https://www.contrastsecurity.com/platform.