A range of application security tools was developed to support the efforts to secure the enterprise from the threat posed by insecure applications. But in the ever-changing landscape of application security, how does an organization choose the right set of tools to mitigate the risks their applications pose to their environment? Equally important, how, when, and by whom are these tools used most effectively?
Cloud services are a pillar of a digital transformation,
but they have also become a thorn in the side of many
security architects. As data and applications that were
once behind the enterprise firewall began roaming
free—on smartphones, between Internet-of-Things
(IoT) devices, and in the cloud—the threat landscape
expanded rapidly. Security architects scrambled to adjust
their technologies, policies, and procedures. But just
when they thought they had a handle on securing their
cloud-connected enterprises, new business imperatives
indicated that one cloud wasn’t enough.
Modern enterprises operate in a multi-cloud world,
where the threat landscape has reached a new level of
complexity. Security teams are juggling a hodgepodge
of policies, threat reports, and management tools. When
each cloud operates in its own silo, the security architect
has even more difficulty supporting the CISO or CIO with a
coherent, defensible security posture.
Companies are increasingly moving data and applications to public cloud platforms.
Sometimes these transitions happen with IT’s approval and guidance; sometimes
they don’t. Regardless, a company that stores data and uses applications in multiple
public clouds creates a challenging environment for the security architect. It’s difficult
to gain visibility and control of the security posture when the organization relies on an
assortment of disparate cloud platforms that all take different approaches to security
and offer different tools. And it’s hard for a small security staff to stay on top of
disparate solutions that fail to integrate.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Jul 17, 2013
As a network manager, application manager or security manager, you need systems in place that can collect data across your WAN, continuously analyze the data to discover problems, and allow you to troubleshoot issues as soon as they occur. A packet capture and analysis solution is an essential part of your toolset, since it provides the most granular level of information and can help troubleshoot the toughest problems. Riverbed Cascade has fundamentally changed the economics of network performance management. Learn more..
Published By: CheckMarx
Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
Dinosaurs are super cool, but there are some places where dinosaurs don’t belong, and one of those is in your fast-paced DevOps environment. We’re in a new world where traditional security solutions no longer make the cut. Software is increasingly complex, and when deployed at the speed of DevOps, it creates a new type of risk: Software Exposure. Legacy application security tools are too big, too slow, and too clunky to deliver the innovation needed to protect your customers in the 21st century.
The Software Exposure Platform from Checkmarx is an entirely new species heralding the next generation of software security. The platform builds security in from the beginning, supporting all stages of the software development lifecycle, allowing enterprises to deliver secure software at the speed of DevOps while mitigating their business risk.
Download the white paper The Demise of the AppSec Dinosaur to learn how Checkmarx provides the combination of integrations and automation required in
Learn how a security rationalization process helps CISOs optimize your security infrastructure while improving the bottom line. Development velocity is accelerating as enterprises adopt DevOps methodologies, yet security is still not integrated into the coding and deployment processes. Security teams are falling further behind as their manual processes and controls can’t scale at the same rate as development. This paper discusses:
The impact the current approach to application security has on business
How shifting security left in the application development process, seamlessly integrating it “early and often,” can accelerate innovation
Questions the Board and C-suite are now asking about security: are you prepared?
Read this paper to learn how, by shifting security left in the development process, it’s now no longer an obstacle to velocity, innovation and competitiveness. Instead, it’s an asset.
Committed to advancing brain research, The Dana Foundation needed to transition to the cloud to drive efficiency and more effectively manage risk. With this shift, Dana moved from waterfall development to DevOps but still needed to maintain its strict security posture. In this case study Jim Rutt, CIO of The Dana Foundation, discusses his use of the CYBRIC continuous application security platform to move to DevOps, embedding security earlier in the development process and gaining full security visibility across the SDLC.
How a security rationalization process helps CISOs optimize your security infrastructure while improving the bottom line. Whether you’ve over-invested in security tools, under-invested, don’t know the extent of your security capabilities or you’re facing new regulations that require you to demonstrate and continually maintain compliance — there is a path forward. To understand and optimize what you have in place, as well as gaps you may have, develop a security rationalization process to calculate the return on your security investments.
Read this paper to learn the five steps needed to get started.
Implementing source code vulnerability testing in the software development life cycle. Finding and fixing security issues early is an application project can help reduce development costs while improving software quality. Source code security tools implemented and used across the software development life cycle are known to provide such results.
Hear from Security Executive, Jack Danahy, of IBM's Rational Software Group explain why application security is a critical priority for 2010 and beyond. He will highlight the drivers in the marketplace, define what application security encompasses, explain the business impact of developing an application security strategy, provide insight into how to get started on implementing an application security process, and give examples of best practices of a solid application security approach.
Security teams understand that developers turn to open source to save time, cut costs, and promote innovation. But getting a handle on the security implications of open source use can be difficult. Learn how to identify security vulnerabilities and monitor your codebase for future security.
Many organizations think they have application security covered, but most security testing tools leave companies exposed. With over 4,000 open source vulnerabilities reported every year, make sure your company’s applications aren’t at risk!
Today, companies are more concerned than ever about software security threats. With some 95 percent of companies relying on open source software, its security is now a critical focus for CEOs, COOs, and boards of directors. Learn which security tools and methodologies are best suited for your organization's environment.
Distributed denial-of-service attacks may be organized by type into a taxonomy that includes network attacks (layers 3 and 4), session attacks (layers 5 and 6), application attacks (layer 7), and business logic attacks. Each type may be matched with the best F5 technology for mitigating that attack. This paper explains how taken together, the F5 BIG-IP portfolio of products provides effective anti-attack technology for each layer of the taxonomy and can also defend against specific attack tools, network reconnaissance, and low-bandwidth asymmetric attacks.
Published By: AlienVault
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Get All 5 Chapters of AlienVault’s How to Build a Security Operations Center (On a Budget) in 1 eBook! You'll get an in-depth look at how organizations with limited resources can set up a successful operations center for monitoring, detecting, containing, and remediating IT threats across applications, devices, systems, networks, and locations.
The chapters you'll read focus on:
• The roles and responsibilities involved in a security operations team
• The key processes you'll need to build a security operations center
• The essential security monitoring tools needed for a fully functional security operations center
• How threat intelligence is used in a security operations center
• Real world examples of how organizations have used AlienVault USM to power their security operations center
For many organizations (unless you work for a large bank), building a SOC may seem like an impossible task. With limited resources (time, staff, and budget), setting up an operations center supported b
Enterprises are responding to new threat on communication protocols by hardening Web applications, and they are increasingly turning to Web application security assessment tools to improve the security of their applications. This report examines why high accuracy is critical to the effectiveness of the tools, and it discusses how Cenzic Hailstorm addresses this problem.
Published By: CopiaTECH
Published Date: Mar 18, 2008
Words like “integrated” and “centralized” have been used to describe application software solutions for some years now, often because of marketing messaging that implies more interoperability than the given technology can actually provide to the business customer. The terms are broad enough to be almost meaningless in some instances. In the field of IT security, the sheer range of tools and techniques in the hacker or virus writer’s armory that one must guard against has driven up the number of solutions required to prevent attacks.