Shift even further left with blazing-fast Rapid Scan SAST

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?

Outpost24 and Secure Code Warrior integration

Added links in Outpost24 Scale DAST tool to Secure Code Warrior for findings with a CWE. Where an Appsec finding is linked to a CWE we have introduced direct links to Secure Code Warrior eLearning training platform. This gives users the ability to understand what the vulnerability is and more importantly how to address these findings within their development process. Customers do not have to be customers of Secure Code Warrior (SCW) to enjoy the learning modules presented, though customers who are SCW customers may get further insights as well as tracking scores and other metrics.

Learn How Powerful Metrics Can Help You Manage AppSec Tools and Risk

Bugs and flaws in software are common and unavoidable. In fact, about 84%[1] of software breaches happen at the application layer, which means organizations looking to build secure software must use at least a handful of application security (AppSec) scanning tools to test their code—from code commit to build to deployment.


Getting started with writing checkers using CodeXM

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.


Snyk at RSAC 2021 - ML in SAST: Distraction or Disruption

Machine learning is a loaded term. While machine learning offers amazing potential for advancing technologies, it often gets used as a marketing buzzword describing glorified pattern recognition. So it becomes increasingly difficult to know if the application of machine learning to existing technology is going to break new ground or sell more licenses. That’s the problem that Frank Fischer, Product Marketing for Snyk Code, explores in his RSAC 2021 talk ML in SAST: Disruption or Distraction.


What is Application Security Testing and How Does it Affect Software?

In a nutshell, application security (AppSec) testing is the process of ensuring software is built to be as resistant as possible to outside threats. When applications are secured through effective testing methods, weaknesses and vulnerabilities in the source code and third-party components can be easily identified, managed and actioned before the software is deployed.


SAST vs. DAST: What's the Difference?

Considering the threats posed by the digital world, organizations today must think about security and the way it affects their software. With business outcomes and revenue on the line, setting up and running an effective application security (AppSec) program is no longer just nice to have—it’s imperative. Practitioners need to identify vulnerabilities in their applications to prioritize risk and mitigate risk, a goal that can only be achieved through comprehensive AppSec testing.


You can't compare SAST tools using only lists, test suites, and benchmarks

There are a lot of challenges one might face when trying to identify the best SAST tool for your team. But how do you measure something that is meant to find unknowns? How do you know if the tool is appropriate for your needs? How do you compare different tools? It’s no wonder that we often get asked, “Does Snyk Code have coverage for the OWASP Top 10?” followed by “How do you suggest we evaluate and compare different SAST tools?”


Web application security testing at scale with Coverity SAST

With the rise of cyber attacks on web apps, organizations require AST tools that can help manage web application security and compliance. Remember the saga of Equifax and the unpatched Apache Struts vulnerability? It wasn’t that long ago, and it’s one of the most notorious web application security incidents to date.