Creating effective test cases and the right testing strategy for Java applications can be a time-consuming and complex task. This is where specialized testing solutions come in. With the right setup, developers can catch bugs early in the development process, before they become more difficult and expensive to fix. Additionally, testing methods can help identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities, which is critical for protecting sensitive data and maintaining the integrity of the application.
Threat actors in information technology are constantly refining techniques to find and exploit vulnerabilities in IT infrastructure. In the third quarter of 2022, approximately 15 million data records were exposed through data breaches, marking a 37% increase compared to the previous quarter. Geopolitical and economic uncertainty are likely to accelerate this downward trend further.
Many companies provide legacy static application security testing (SAST) tools or engines, but their usefulness has not kept pace with the needs of an application-driven world. In order to succeed, businesses need a modern approach to SAST that will greatly improve it’s value in the software development lifecycle. In this blog, I look at the problems with traditional SAST tools, why there needs to be a change of approach in the SAST market, and what the future holds for SAST.
We live in a world that depends on embedded software. It’s in the cars we drive, the elevators we take and the airplanes we travel in. As these systems become more and more complex, it becomes increasingly challenging to ensure that the interaction between embedded software and hardware remains functional and secure. Due to the nature of embedded systems and the devastating consequences of failures, many traditional testing methods fall short of providing adequate security for them.
As organizations are increasingly prioritizing application security continues to become a top priority for organizations, application security risk assessments is atop many bucket lists. Every application is unique and carries threats factors. It's critical to implement processes and tools to identify and remediate security issues before shipping.