DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Security Compass | August 26, 2022
Security Compass, a leading cybersecurity solution provider, has published the results of a research study examining developer views on application security, including the challenges and opportunities they face in their secure development efforts. The report, “2022 Developer Perspectives on Application Security,” provides a deep dive into security maturity, threats, requirements, tools, resources, and training.
In order for software developers and security teams to effectively collaborate and ensure that a company’s software products are secure, developers need automated, current, relevant, and actionable JITT training embedded into their development tools and processes. Security Compass’ research found that while most developers believe their enterprise has a mature security posture, almost half find it challenging to stay up to date with current security and compliance-related activities. The “2022 Developer Perspectives on Application Security” study raises awareness about how automation can solve many challenges for developers in secure application development.
Key takeaways from the study include:
The number one most important means to thwarting security threats according to developers is automated threat modeling (46% claiming it was “mission critical” and another 36% indicating it was “quite important”).
42% of developers who have been assigned requirements related to security and compliance find it challenging to stay up to date with current security and compliance-related activities.
28% of respondents claim that scope “creep” in security compounds challenges, with another 19% believing that security processes take too much time.
Overall, developers are in favor of security training, with 32% of developers opting to pursue training on their own (63% of respondents reported being mandated to do training).
Developers from smaller companies ($10M to $100M) were more than twice as likely (31% vs. 14%) as those from the largest companies ($5B+) to use ad hoc or reactive means to “gate-keep” releases from a security perspective.
On average, 34% of software requirements are related in some way to security and compliance, yet only 25% of companies have shifted security left into the Design Stage of software development.
“When building secure software, developers must be system thinkers. Ideally, they engage secure methods early in the design process, engage with key security personnel and stakeholders and insist on automated cybersecurity tools that efficiently guide them throughout the SDLC," said Rohit Sethi, CEO of Security Compass. “Software built with the needs of software developers at the forefront is essential to the task of cybersecurity, and companies that want to attract and support developers in their efforts to build cyber-resilient software need to look to integrated cybersecurity software. This is reinforced by Security Compass’ study that software that provides just-in-time training (JITT) and guidelines for software developers is essential for accomplishing these goals.”
For more information about the adoption of security and compliance processes by developers across organizations of various sizes, download the full “2022 Developer Perspectives on Application Security” study.
About the Survey
Security Compass commissioned Golfdale Consulting to conduct this survey research project. The survey was conducted in Q2 2022 and was based on 250 respondents from the US and UK markets working in companies ranging from $10 million to $10 billion in size. Half of the developers surveyed worked for technology companies, while the other half came from enterprises ranging from manufacturing to insurance . Respondent roles included a mix of developers from software development/DevOps (62%), IT infrastructure and back office (22%) and cyber/information security (14%).
About Security Compass
Security Compass, a pioneer in application security, enables organizations to shift left and build secure applications by design, integrated directly with existing DevSecOps tools and workflows. Its flagship product, SD Elements, helps organizations accelerate software time to market and reduce cyber risks by taking an automated, developer-centric approach to threat modeling, secure development, and compliance. Security Compass is the trusted solution provider to leading financial and technology organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense, government agencies, and renowned global brands across multiple industries.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
BeyondTrust | September 19, 2022
BeyondTrust, the leader in intelligent identity and access security, announced today a new strategic partnership with NCS Group, a leading technology services firm that provides services and solutions in consulting, digital, technology, cybersecurity and more. A strong player in identity security, NCS will be using the technology provided by BeyondTrust to offer companies best practice solutions in Privileged Access Management (PAM), a core component of enabling Zero Trust security.
Organisations today are evolving as a result of digital transformation, an accelerating shift to cloud, and an expanded remote workforce. However, these changes are also creating an increase in vulnerable endpoints and remote access, as well as a large number of digital identities that pose a significant cybersecurity risk if left unmanaged and unsecured. According to Gartner, unauthorised privileged access is now the primary method that threat attackers use to infiltrate an organisation's systems and network.
"From the rise of ransomware to an increased focus on digital transformation and Zero Trust strategies, it is a critical time for organisations to be equipped with solutions that can secure identities, safeguard access for remote employees, and strengthen endpoint security across hybrid environments. "Through this partnership, BeyondTrust and NCS will enable organisations in Asia Pacific with our Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions to address these cybersecurity challenges."
Ben Wong, Director of Channel and Alliance for Asia Pacific & Japan at BeyondTrust
"When organisations think of access management, they may only think of traditional password management – and that should not be the case. There is an urgent need for organisations to implement more advanced endpoint security and access management solutions and many are still playing catch up in this area," said Mr. Wong. "This partnership with NCS enables us to provide tailored PAM solutions to customers across a wide range of industries from government to the commercial sectors. Combining the skills and experience of NCS with BeyondTrust's leading portfolio of PAM solutions will help their customers defend against the evolving threat landscape."
BeyondTrust is a leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for PAM for the fourth year running, with a comprehensive PAM portfolio that enables identity and access security that is monitored, managed, secured, and just-in-time, and includes these solutions::
Privileged Password Management
Secure Remote Access
Endpoint Privilege Management
Cloud Security Management
About NCS Group
NCS, a subsidiary of Singtel Group, is a leading technology services firm with presence in Asia Pacific and partners with governments and enterprises to advance communities through technology. Combining the experience and expertise of its 10,000-strong team across 55 specialisations, NCS provides differentiated and end-to-end technology services to clients with its NEXT capabilities in digital, cloud and platforms, as well as core offerings in application, infrastructure, engineering and cybersecurity. NCS also believes in building a strong partner ecosystem with leading technology players, research institutions and start-ups to support open innovation and co-creation. For more information, visit ncs.co.
BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in intelligent identity and access security, empowering organisations to protect identities, stop threats, and deliver dynamic access to empower and secure a work-from-anywhere world. Our integrated products and platform offer the industry's most advanced privileged access management (PAM) solution, enabling organizations to quickly shrink their attack surface across traditional, cloud and hybrid environments.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Synack | September 13, 2022
Synack, a premier platform for on-demand security expertise, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) and is available through integration with Microsoft Sentinel, giving enterprises globally seamless access to a worldwide network of top security researchers working around the clock to protect their cloud assets.
Becoming part of MISA, an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers, builds on a growing collaboration between Synack and Microsoft and is a testament to both organizations' commitment to providing easier, more flexible and scalable cybersecurity solutions.
Microsoft Sentinel is a cloud-native, security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR) solution designed to reduce unnecessary friction in the vulnerability remediation process. It also provides early threat detection and rapid response to sophisticated attacks to facilitate shorter resolution times and lower the number of security incidents.
"Our integration with Microsoft Sentinel couldn't be more timely and important today as organizations everywhere are scrambling to find enough skilled practitioners to protect them against punishing cyberattacks. We help solve that talent gap with our platform that combines a powerful network of ethical hackers with the most advanced technology. "We look forward to building on this important relationship with Microsoft."
Jay Kaplan, Synack's CEO
Cyberattacks on cloud environments are expected to increase, putting enterprises and critical infrastructure providers at greater risk of supply chain, ransomware and nation-state attacks. As a result of these threats, the Biden administration has called on organizations to deploy third-party testing "to test the security of your systems and your ability to defend against a sophisticated attack. Many ransomware criminals are aggressive and sophisticated and will find the equivalent of unlocked doors." The Synack integration with Microsoft Sentinel enables customers to respond to this challenge.
"Members of MISA integrate their security solutions with Microsoft's security technology to gain more signal, increase visibility and better protect against threats. By extending Microsoft's security capabilities across the ecosystem, we help our shared customers to succeed," said Maria Thomson, Microsoft Intelligent Security Association Lead. "This vibrant security ecosystem is valuable to our shared customer base because it reduces the cost and complexity of integrating disparate security tools."
Synack will deliver insights through its Microsoft Sentinel integration, enabling security teams to correlate these findings with Microsoft Sentinel data to gain end-to-end visibility, comprehensively investigate and take action on threats.
In addition to the Microsoft Sentinel integration and MISA membership, Synack also recently announced another integration with Microsoft's Security and Compliance for Cloud Infrastructure solution that will further enhance Microsoft Azure protections.
Synack's premier on-demand security testing platform harnesses a talented, vetted community of security researchers and smart technology to deliver continuous penetration testing and vulnerability management, with actionable results. We are committed to making the world more secure by closing the cybersecurity skills gap, giving organizations on-demand access to the most-trusted security researchers in the world. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional teams around the world, Synack protects global banks, federal agencies, DoD classified assets and more than $6 trillion in Fortune 500 and Global 2000 revenue.