DevSecOps isn’t yet as widely known or practiced as DevOps, but that could be changing. 2018 has been a wake-up call for enterprises that haven’t deeply integrated security practices throughout their IT organizations. In just a few short months, news has broken about major attacks and/or breaches at Sears and Delta Air, oil and gas pipelines, Panera Bread, Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, European financial institutions, MyFitnessPal, at least 1,000 Magento-based ecommerce sites, Orbitz, FedEx, Boeing, the city of Baltimore, and the city of Atlanta.
Organizations are increasingly incorporating open source code elements into their development to accommodate agile development methodologies and swift go-to-market requirements, but not many are addressing the security concerns that follow this decision, says CA Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal.
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Only half of developers using open source components in their software update them to use the most secure version, according to CA Veracode.
Organisations often unaware of the inherent security risk of using third-party components in their applications.
Shift left testing is an increasingly popular approach to testing applications and software, where the testing is generally performed earlier in the development project timeline (hence ‘shifted left’) and is a fundamental aspect of the DevOps approach.
“There is a lot of inherent risk in leveraging open source libraries to assemble software,” said Sam King, general manager for CA Technologies’ Veracode unit, SourceClear’s new home which specializes in application security, in a statement emailed to Fortune. One recent consequence of that risk: last year’s Equifax data breach, which was caused by the big three credit bureau using a vulnerable version of Apache Struts, a popular open source software project.
Using open source components saves developers time and companies money. In other words, it's here to stay. Here's a look at what it will take to improve open source security.
Web applications for the interaction of companies with their customers or prospects today play a central role in many industries. Often, personal data is used to initiate and process the contract. Often there is a lack of application security. Compulsory tests in the development process of such apps are omitted, although just in Java libraries or other code snippets again and again new gaps of cyber criminals are discovered. After all, 88 percent of Java applications contain at least one component that makes them vulnerable to cyber attacks. This was the result of the State of Software Security Report 2017 ( SoSS Report) by CA VeracodeProvides unique insights into application security status from more than 1,400 customers based on data and software scans.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect May 25 and the penalties are stiff for failing to comply. Many are still unsure whether their companies are safely out of harm’s way. The regulation is long and full of terrors, to be sure. However, resistance is futile.
A Firefox bug exposing the browser's master password to a simple brute force attack against inadequate SHA-1 hashing is still on the books after nearly nine years.
Even with the most sophisticated cloud security tools in play, human error -- both from end users and IT teams -- can open up your enterprise to numerous kinds of attacks.
CA Veracode has announced the expansion of CA Veracode Verified, which provides third-party validation to a company’s software development process. According to the company, 30 percent of security breaches are a result of problems in the application layer, so software purchasers are now wanting more insight into what software they are buying.
Paul Farrington, Manager: EMEA Solution Architects at CA Veracode, says that, with the 2017 State of Software Security report demonstrating that 77 percent of applications have at least one vulnerability on initial scan, it is not surprising that large organizations, such as Google and Apple, are setting up their own bug bounty programs, which employ or incentivize ethical hackers to find vulnerabilities in their software applications.
Application security company CA Veracode was acquired last year by CA Technologies and became a business unit within CA. Now, the company has released CA Veracode Verified, a new program that provides third-party validation of a company’s security software and DevOps process.
Making applications safer requires more than just new tools; it also requires a cultural shift. DevSecOps is an effort to shift security left. Here's how to get started.
Increasing the connectivity between physical and digital systems brings with it increased risks. So says Nick Jennings, Imperial College London Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Vice-Provost and the UK Government’s former Chief Scientific Advisor for National Security, in a foreword to a Royal Academy of Engineering report on cyber safety and resilience. He called for work to investigate measures needed to strengthen the safety and resilience of all connected systems, ‘particularly critical infrastructure that society now depends so much on’.
The activities of IT security often do not achieve the desired results. That in such cases, good advice is expensive, is a truism. Because often it is relatively simple things that hamper the efficient implementation of a security strategy. Julian Totzek-Hallhuber, Solution Architect at CA Veracode, mentions five avoidable application security bugs.
Last May, President Trump ordered his administration to come up with a plan for securing the U.S. government and the nation's infrastructure from cyberattacks that threaten the country's economy and national security.
Application security often leads to a niche existence. Mistakenly, most people see this as a problem with developers, and it's a question of the entire company.
The activities of IT security often do not achieve the desired results. That in such cases, good advice is expensive, is a truism. Because often it is relatively simple things that hamper the efficient implementation of a security strategy. Julian Totzek-Hallhuber, Solution Architect at CA Veracode, mentions five avoidable application security bugs
A remote code execution flaw, dubbed Spring Break, affects various Pivotal Spring projects and could allow an attacker to run arbitrary commands on any machine running applications built using Spring Data REST.
The recently discovered "Spring Break" vulnerability is a Remote Code Execution (RCE) security vulnerability that needs immediate attention and is another example of the immense challenges companies face. "Comment by Julian Totzek-Hallhuber, Principal Solution Architect at CA Veracode.
A flaw that was discovered in Pivotal’s Spring Framework in September 2017 has only come to light now that users have had a chance to update.
Researchers imaginatively dub the new vulnerability "Spring Break"