Jul 22, 2021   |  By Anna Chiang
Why fixing software issues as you code matters and how Rapid Scan SAST can help. It’s common knowledge that fixing bugs early in the software development life cycle (SDLC) is much faster and less costly than doing it later. However, did you know that developers prefer finding and fixing bugs as they code rather than getting a list of identified issues even just one day later?
Jul 19, 2021   |  By Dr. Dennis Kengo Oka
The final draft international standard (FDIS) of ISO/SAE 21434 “Road vehicles – cybersecurity engineering” was released in May of this year, with the final version expected to be released a few months later.
Jul 16, 2021   |  By Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center
The Synopsys Defensics R&D team put the Defensics fuzz testing tool to the test in the 5G Cyber Security Hack event and placed second in the competition. Finnish transport and communications agency Traficom, together with challenge partners Aalto University, Cisco, Ericson, Nokia, and PwC, organized the 5G Cyber Security Hack, which was held June 18 to 20, 2021.
Jul 15, 2021   |  By Anna Chiang
Cyber criminals can gain access to sensitive data through unauthorized access. Learn how to use security standards to set up preventative measures.
Jul 13, 2021   |  By Meera Rao
Building security into DevOps has its challenges. Address them with a modern approach to AppSec using Intelligent Orchestration and Code Dx. As a kid, I was fascinated by superheroes like Spider-Man and Superman, and now as an adult I enjoy watching Wonder Woman. There is something about these movies—all the superheroes are unseen and come to the rescue at the right time, and once they have helped, they just disappear without even taking any credit.
Jul 12, 2021   |  By Hugues Martin
Knowing what’s in your open source software, whether you’re a consumer or producer, can help you manage security risks in your supply chain Modern open source software (OSS) is a movement that started in the eighties as a reaction to commercial software becoming more closed and protected. It allowed academics, researchers, and hobbyists to access source code that they could reuse, modify, and distribute openly.
Jul 8, 2021   |  By Lucas Wang
Writing a good checker can take a lot of effort. CodeXM makes writing certain types of checkers much easier. Static application security testing (SAST) is best described as a method of debugging by automatically examining the source code before the application is deployed. It provides an understanding of the code structure, finds quality and security flaws present in the code, and helps ensure adherence to secure coding standards.
Jul 6, 2021   |  By Synopsys Editorial Team
Watch the AppSec Decoded video to learn about the surprising findings discovered in our mobile application security report.
Jun 30, 2021   |  By Mike McGuire
Black Duck Rapid Scan enables developers to check for security or policy violations without disrupting development process. When the first software composition analysis (SCA) tools made their entrance into the market, their focus was on license compliance. As open source grew in popularity, SCA tools expanded to include vulnerability management, helping to reduce the attack surface for organizations leveraging open source.
Jun 28, 2021   |  By Jonathan Knudsen
Creating a secure software development life cycle can lower risk, but security must be embedded into every step to ensure more secure applications. On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg airship burst into flames while docking, causing 35 deaths and bringing the airship era to a sudden close. In hindsight, it seems tragically obvious. Fill a giant bag with highly flammable hydrogen gas and trouble is bound to follow.
Jul 6, 2021   |  By Synopsys
In this episode of AppSec Decoded, we spoke with Tim Mackey, principal security strategist at the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC), to learn about the state of mobile application security during the pandemic. The information is based on a new Synopsys report, "Peril in a Pandemic: The State of Mobile Application Security."
Jun 18, 2021   |  By Synopsys
Coverity, is the static analysis solution with over 15 years of experience scanning tens of thousands of applications. Coverity is a market leader in application security and embedded applications. It’s the only SAST solution that combines best-in-class security and software code quality in a single product.
Jun 16, 2021   |  By Synopsys
Understanding what’s in your codebase is essential, and for M&A transactions it’s one of the key drivers for performing software due diligence. Identifying open source risks, security flaws, and code quality issues ensures there are no surprises for acquirers, and earlier detection protects the value of a deal.
May 10, 2021   |  By Synopsys
In this episode of AppSec Decoded, Patrick Carey, director of product marketing, spoke with the Synopsys team responsible for bringing Intelligent Orchestration to market. Hear from Meera Rao, senior director of product management; Simon King, vice president of solutions; and Drew Kilbourne, managing director of North America security consulting, as they discuss how Intelligent Orchestration helps address the challenges for DevSecOps teams face and how this innovation is different from other application security test orchestration solutions.
May 5, 2021   |  By Synopsys
Learn how Intelligence Orchestration can streamline your application security pipeline with the goals of automating dedicated security workflows, optimizing and standardizing reporting as well as integrating security analysis into your DevOps environment
Feb 26, 2021   |  By Synopsys
In our latest episode of AppSec Decoded, Taylor Armerding, Synopsys security advocate, discusses the main drivers of DevSecOps adoption based on the findings from the BSIMM11 report.
Oct 14, 2020   |  By Synopsys
Open source components are the foundation of every software application in every industry. But, its many benefits can often lead its consumers to overlook how open source affects the security of their application.
Oct 14, 2020   |  By Synopsys
You've realized you need to do a better job of tracking and managing your open source as well as the vulnerabilities and licenses associated with it. How hard can vulnerability management be? Do you really need special tools? After all, the license and vulnerability information is publicly available. Once you get a list of open source components and do some Google searching, you should be all set, right?
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Synopsys
More than 11.5 billion records with sensitive information were breached between January 2005 and January 2019 ( If your business stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data, it's imperative that you implement standard security procedures and technologies to prevent the theft of this sensitive information. Start by ensuring you're in compliance with the technical and operational requirements set by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Oct 1, 2020   |  By Synopsys
Just like most software assets contain open source, modern software applications commonly link to external web services via APIs. But developers using web services might not have a suitable agreement to do so, and they may be inadvertently signing their companies up to terms of service. This white paper covers the types of risk associated with web services and how they can affect an M&A transaction.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Synopsys
Threat modeling promotes the idea of thinking like an attacker. It enables organization to build software with security considerations, rather than addresssing security as an afterthought. However, there are some very common misconceptions tha can cause firms to lose their grip around the threat modeling process. This eBook shines a light onto the essentials and helps to get your bearings straight with all things related to threat modeling.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By Synopsys
Are your developers getting discouraged by too many false positives from security tools that slow them down? You need a solution that boosts their productivity, finds real vulnerabilities, and provides expert remediation guidance. Coverity will help you achieve this and more. Learn how you can assess the ROI of implementing Coverity into your SDLC, quickly build secure applications, and accelerate your software velocity.

Synopsys solutions help you manage security and quality risks comprehensively, across your organization and throughout the application life cycle.

Synopsys helps development teams build secure, high-quality software, minimizing risks while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in static analysis, software composition analysis, and application security testing, is uniquely positioned to apply best practices across proprietary code, open source, and the runtime environment. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations maximize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle.

Build secure, high-quality software faster:

  • Integrate security into your DevOps environment: Integrate and automate application security testing with the development and deployment tools you use today.
  • Build a holistic AppSec program across your organization: Ensure your people, processes, and technology are aligned to defend against cyber attacks on the software you build and operate.
  • Get on-demand security testing for any application: Extend the reach of your application security team with cost-effective security testing by our team of experts.
  • Find and fix quality and compliance issues early in development: Maximize software reliability, minimize downstream maintenance headaches, and ensure compliance with industry standards.
  • Identify open source, code quality, and security risks during M&A: Avoid surprises that can materially impact the value of software assets your company acquires.
  • Assess your AppSec threats, risks, and dependencies: Go beyond security testing to understand likely cyber attack vectors and targets, as well as design flaws that can lead to security breaches.

Any software. Any development model. Any stage. Synopsys has you covered.