AI has become a hot topic thanks to the recent headlines around the large language model (LLM) AI with a simple interface — ChatGPT. Since then, the AI field has been vibrant, with several major actors racing to provide ever-bigger, better, and more versatile models. Players like Microsoft, NVidia, Google, Meta, and open source projects have all published a list of new models. In fact, a leaked Google document makes it seem that these models will be ubiquitous and available to everyone soon.
Today, an intricate web of tools, programs, and individuals collaborates to bring applications to life. This interconnected network, the software supply chain, encompasses the various entities and processes that shape the software development lifecycle (SDLC), including developers, dependencies, network interfaces, and DevOps practices. Given the diverse nature of these components, ensuring the security of each element becomes paramount.
AppSec integrations can help keep development secure at the speed your business requires. Whether you’re building software, selling it, or using it to run your business, in today’s fully digitized environment, every business is, necessarily, a software business. And to keep your business running at the speed today’s competitive environment requires, you increasingly depend on technology.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Rajendra (Raj) Umadas, who is working as the Head of Information Security at Actblue. He’s been involved in security programs for some truly cutting-edge organizations, like Etsy, Spotify, WeWork, and Compass. Raj is not just a security expert, but also a true leader. Our conversation weaves together his reflections on security and leadership. Check out the full episode here.
When developing applications, organizations rely heavily on the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to engrain security into the development process early and continuously. The SDLC lays out how to build security into early steps as developers are creating and testing applications. As such, organizations are able to embed security practices when it matters most.
Tailored use of pen testing can provide critical support and insights for gauging the health of your SDLC.
Are you or your development team tired of using application security tools that generate countless results, making it difficult to identify which vulnerabilities pose actual risks? Do you struggle with inefficient or incorrect prioritization due to a lack of context? What adds insult to injury is that traditional CVSS scoring methods ignore critical details like software configurations and security mechanisms.
According to CrowdStrike Report, a 50% increase has been analyzed in active intrusions and cyber-attacks in 2022. And the number may increase in 2023 too. With more and more applications becoming a target of hackers, it getting complex for developers to identify relevant security approaches. Development teams are somewhere unable to select the best mechanism, which would be compatible, high-performing, and strong enough to prevent attacks.
Organizations are facing significant challenges with vulnerabilities throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Many still spend a lot of time to detect and prioritize one vulnerability in both development and production, indicating there is room for improvement in vulnerability management, according to a new survey from Ponemon Institute on behalf of Rezilion.