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5 Misconceptions about Mobile Application Security Testing

All app development companies are aware of the importance of mobile application security testing. Despite this, the app stores are full of potentially vulnerable apps. One of the reasons for this is the myths surrounding the mobile application security testing concept - how it might be complicated or expensive to get security. However, this blog will dispel these myths and present a true picture of mobile application security testing.


SAST vs DAST: Explore different types, and examples and make the right choice.

To keep up with the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, application security is a big challenge. Unfortunately, security is often overlooked in the modern software development and delivery framework and assumed as a luxury. Rather than taking a proactive approach, security is incorporated as a reactive approach that increases costs and makes the company suffer losses.


4 Misconceptions about SAST for Mobile

SAST is one of the matured security testing methods. In the SAST, the source code is examined from the inside out while components are in a static position. It performs scanning in-house code and design to identify flaws that are reflective of weaknesses, and that could invite security vulnerabilities. The scans performed by SAST tools are dependent upon prior identification of rules that specify coding errors to examine and address.


Three Big Myths About Application Testing With SAST Tools

Static Application Security Testing (SAST) is one of the principal techniques for assessing the source code of applications to detect possible vulnerabilities. SAST enhances application security during the early stages of the development life cycle and plays an important role in shifting security left. However, there are quite a few myths that are often associated with implementing SAST security tools. Let’s run through the big three.


5 Misconceptions about DAST for Mobile

Organizations that develop mobile apps need to be aware of the potential cyber security threats. These threats can lead to the loss of users' private data, which can have serious repercussions for industries like fintech, healthcare, ecommerce, etc. In order to prevent these malicious practices, Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), a security testing tool, has been introduced. It helps to weed out specific vulnerabilities in web applications whenever they run in the production phase.


Celebrating one year of Rapid Scan Static

As we celebrate the first anniversary of Rapid Scan Static, we look back at the growth of our new SAST engine. In June 2021, Synopsys officially released Rapid Scan Static, a feature of Code Sight™ SE and Coverity® by Synopsys and powered by the Sigma scan engine. Rapid Scan Static reduces the noise and friction for developers by providing fast results that enable them to take action earlier in the software development life cycle (SDLC).


WhiteHat brings new dimension to DAST capabilities at Synopsys

The acquisition of WhiteHat Security, the leading the DAST solution provider, is a step toward a more comprehensive, end-to-end portfolio for AppSec. Today, Synopsys closed the acquisition of WhiteHat Security, an application security pioneer and market-segment leading provider of dynamic application security testing (DAST) solutions.


The Era of Automated SAST has Begun

For consecutive years, applications have remained the top attack vector for black hats, with supply chain attacks not far behind. At the same time, market research indicates that enterprise security managers and software developers continue to complain that their application security tools are cumbersome. When asked, many developers admit that they don’t run security tests as often as they should, and they push code to production even when they know it has security flaws.


What capabilities are critical to the success of your AppSec program?

The 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Application Security Testing report provides useful guidance for teams wanting to build an AppSec program optimized for their business needs. There are two cars in my driveway right now. One was built in 1978, and what’s great about it is how easy it is to work on. It’s a simple vehicle, and most repairs can be performed with only a half-dozen tools: two screwdrivers, three wrenches, and a hammer (you always need a hammer).


Tech tales: Achieving PCI compliance with application security testing

In our new tech tales series, we discuss how Synopsys customers use our products and services to uncover security risks in their organization. Synopsys customers span every industry—from small to large enterprises across financial services, automotive, public sector, medical and healthcare, and much more. One thing they all have in common is building trust into their software.