Changing the security status quo is difficult. With the CA Veracode Application Risk Management programs for secure development, 3rd party risk management, and certifying and training employees, central security teams are equipped to successfully implement their security policies. CA Veracode works with Central Security Teams to:
Understand Your Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC):
Knowing the process, tools, and expertise to be found in your current software development approach will help you understand how best to implement security policies with the least friction and greatest speed. With CA Veracode, central security teams identify the points in their organization’s software construction and deployment stages where it makes most sense to evaluate security quality. They determine together whether to complement or replace existing security tools and services to improve accuracy, productivity, or cost. They inventory and prioritize internal and 3rd party components or applications and develop a plan for assessing them. Most importantly, they work together to find a development group that is open to change and work with them to improve security practices and verification using the CA Veracode platform. This helps fine tune the use of the platform and surrounding processes while establishing a success story that can be showcased within the rest of the organization.
Develop Best Practices for Your SDLC
While there is no one size fits all principle that can be applied to application security there are best practices that CA Veracode has derived from working with hundreds of customers across more than fifteen industries. CA Veracode is also a member of the Microsoft SDL Pro Network. Whether it is static and dynamic analysis gates for web applications that transact personal information or remediation standards for High or Very High vulnerabilities, CA Veracode’s experience with the most challenging and large scale implementations helps Central Security Teams be successful.
Mitigate Risk from Your Third-Parties
Commercial, outsourced, and open source components and applications are part of every organization’s software ecosystem – even when they don’t’ know it. In CA Veracode’s experience, managing risk from third-parties applies just as much to internally developed applications as it does to the extended software supply chain of commercial software vendors, open source code and outsourcers. The critical step in 3rd party risk management is to have acceptance criteria and policies for suppliers that can be verified with independent security testing. In the past, the software supplier community has resisted these steps as too intrusive. With CA Veracode’s cloud-based patented binary analysis technology our customers are able to independently verify and validate 3rd party software simply and affordable for all concerned – without the need for hardware, software, or source code that on premise tools require. By unlocking the ability to assess risk of third-party code, CA Veracode has enabled customers to implement security policies in the software purchase, M&A and acceptance process. Learn more about Managing 3rd Party Risk
Establish Standards for Your Team’s Application Security Skills
The best way to reduce application risk is to write secure code in the first place. This is easy to say and hard to do. The pervasiveness of easily remedied vulnerabilities such as Cross-site Scripting (XSS) indicates that secure coding skills are not widespread. With CA Veracode’s cloud-based eLearning and developer training and certification modules, central security teams can now cost-effectively implement a comprehensive education program.