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.
SecurityScorecard | August 10, 2022
SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, today announced the integration of its Professional Services offering with its ratings platform to provide a single point of orchestration to manage cybersecurity risks. SecurityScorecard’s Professional Services team can help any customer manage cybersecurity risk in concert with the industry’s largest and most comprehensive global, cyber risk data set, setting the industry standard for how cyber risk is quantified, measured and reduced.
SecurityScorecard delivers strategic, proactive and acute-scenario services paired with its industry-leading ratings platform that together provide end-to-end cyber risk management from monitoring to remediation.
“CISOs are under pressure to protect their organizations, and are now accountable to the Board of Directors, but they lack a single-point of orchestration for cybersecurity workflow and to define success. “Our services and software platform provides CISOs with peace of mind that they have the broad visibility to take action quickly, hold their vendors accountable and communicate those actions promptly.”
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, co-founder and CEO, SecurityScorecard
SecurityScorecard’s Professional Services team utilizes the combined data and dynamic risk intelligence from the SecurityScorecard platform together with customized data derived from dark web mining to give each customer a holistic, full-spectrum view of their risk posture that is continuously assessed and triaged.
SecurityScorecard’s suite of Professional Services is supported by a team of 24/7 Digital Forensic Incident Response (DFIR) experts and include:
Cyber Risk Intelligence-as-a-Service provides organizations with tailored, actionable intelligence via SecurityScorecard’s threat intelligence team.
Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) Program includes workshops and customized roadmaps to help organizations mature their programs.
Tabletop Exercises help test teams’ cyber readiness against a real-world cyber incident by practicing incident response scenarios.
Penetration Testing and Red Team Exercises engage covert teams of ethical hackers to identify weaknesses.
Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) support helps to collect, preserve and analyze digital evidence when responding to an incident, whether that be an insider threat situation or a nation state attack. SecurityScorecard’s team of experts regularly testify in court and collaborate with law enforcement. Incident Response support is also available 24/7 and onsite during a crisis, such as a ransomware incident, to help contain attacks, identify the threat actors and safely progress to the eradication phase.
SecurityScorecard’s Professional Services team also helps prevent churn across internal security and TPRM teams by giving them the expertise to maintain program integrity and business uptime, particularly for under-resourced teams, regardless of cyber or third-party risk maturity.
Funded by world-class investors including Evolution Equity Partners, Silver Lake Waterman, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings with more than 12 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard's patented rating technology is used by over 30,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, cyber insurance underwriting, and regulatory oversight. SecurityScorecard is the first cybersecurity ratings company to offer digital forensics and incident response services, providing a 360-degree approach to security prevention and response for its worldwide customer and partner base. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way companies understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees and vendors. Every organization has the universal right to their trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating.
DATA SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
Appgate | September 08, 2022
Appgate (OTC: APGT), the secure access company, today announced the launch of its Technology Alliance Partnership program and four of the program’s featured partners: Illumio, Menlo Security, CrowdStrike and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Appgate’s Technology Alliance Partnership program is designed to help organizations unlock greater performance from their cybersecurity investments and accelerate Zero Trust security adoption. This growing ecosystem of partners demonstrates Appgate’s vision and commitment to build purposeful product integrations that enable its customers to automate cybersecurity processes, optimize operations, reduce risk and improve the user experience.
“While many organizations have embraced the principles of Zero Trust security, the reality is their goals cannot be met with any single product, vendor or platform. Our Technology Alliance Partnership program is designed to make it easier for our customers to navigate this complex landscape, simplify deployments and get the most out of their cybersecurity investments. “We’re thrilled to bring more value to our customers through our partnerships with Illumio, Menlo Security, CrowdStrike and AWS.”
Barry Field, CEO, Appgate
Zero Trust requires all users, devices and workloads—whether inside or outside an organization’s network—to be authenticated, authorized and continuously validated before receiving access to applications and data. Appgate’s Technology Alliance Partnership program enables partners to integrate with the company’s industry-leading Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution, Appgate SDP, through robust API integrations, clear documentation and dedicated support.
Together, Appgate and its technology partners offer comprehensive offerings that help their customers reach Zero Trust goals with ease and speed:
The combination of Appgate SDP and Illumio Core, a leading micro-segmentation solution, enables joint customers to achieve full-compass dynamic Zero Trust segmentation. Appgate SDP ensures secure access to workloads via the network perimeter (north-south traffic) by creating user-to-workload access controls that are cloaked, fine-grained and dynamic. Illumio Core micro-segments workloads within the interior (east-west traffic) to eliminate excess workload-to-workload interconnectivity. When co-deployed and integrated together, these solutions immediately improve any organization’s Zero Trust posture.
“Security teams are turning to Zero Trust strategies to build resilience throughout their hybrid IT environments but find that no single vendor or solution can achieve their goals alone—an ecosystem-based approach is required,” said John Skinner, Vice President of Business Development at Illumio. “Both Zero Trust segmentation and ZTNA are important pillars of any Zero Trust strategy. Illumio is delighted to join forces with Appgate to deliver best-of-breed Zero Trust solutions in both categories to our customers to ensure minor breaches can’t grow to become disasters.”
The combination of Appgate SDP and the Menlo Security Cloud Platform delivers a comprehensive secure access solution that safeguards all internet traffic, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and private networked resources. With this integration, enterprises can shift to a seamless, high-security Zero Trust framework with industry-leading data and threat protection, enabling users to browse the internet and access SaaS apps and private enterprise resources safely and securely.
“The evolution toward hybrid workforces and public and private cloud infrastructures requires organizations to deploy a new approach to ensure secure access to web and SaaS applications and confidential enterprise data without affecting the user experience or productivity,” said Sanjit Shah, Head of Strategic Alliances, Menlo Security. “Teaming with Appgate enables our joint customers to adopt a comprehensive and scalable ZTNA-based approach that improves deployment and management flexibility, while providing secure web access to application workloads across public and private clouds using Menlo’s Cloud Security Platform with Isolation Core and Zero Trust private access to hybrid resources and IT infrastructure via Appgate SDP.”
Appgate’s integration with CrowdStrike helps organizations reduce their attack surface and mitigate lateral movement. Appgate SDP gathers intelligence provided through CrowdStrike Falcon Zero Trust Assessment (ZTA) to assess user, device and workload risk postures at the time of authentication and on an ongoing basis. This dynamic functionality makes it possible to leverage device health or behavioral changes provided by the CrowdStrike Falcon platform to build policy controls that restrict or deny access, preventing lateral movement across the network.
Enterprises that utilize the strong security foundations provided by AWS can augment the network security of their environments with Appgate SDP, which leverages AWS-native capabilities like tagging and auto scaling to provide fine-grained access and enterprise-grade scale. Appgate SDP ensures that only authorized users connect to AWS and hybrid architectures with multiple encrypted tunnels. Appgate SDP is available in the AWS Marketplace.
Appgate is the secure access company. We empower how people work and connect by providing solutions purpose-built on Zero Trust security principles. This people-defined security approach enables fast, simple and secure connections from any device and location to workloads across any IT infrastructure in cloud, on-premises and hybrid environments. Appgate helps organizations and government agencies worldwide start where they are, accelerate their Zero Trust journey and plan for their future.