As a part of our ongoing initiative to help “Developers Vote Security” for 2016’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Checkmarx has published our Application Security Guide for Beginners as a detailed and concise resource that covers the key concepts and top keywords in the field of application security. From what is needed to create a secure software development lifecycle (SDLC) to the top threats facing applications and their consequences, this quick playbook covers it all when it comes to secure coding practices. This guide to secure development is divided into four categories: Code Development Methodologies, Code, Application Security Solutions and Common threats and their impacts.
Code Development Methodologies – This secure programming section details the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and what is needed to properly create a secure software development lifecycle (sSDLC). You will also get a quick overview of the waterfall method vs the agile model in addition to a brief introduction to static application security testing
Code – In the code section, you will find a high-level look at frameworks, bug tracking systems, build systems, source code repositories, microservices and more.
Common Application Security Threats and their Impact – Here, you will find a detailed breakdown of the top security threats according to OWASP which covers both the attack vector used by the threat as well as the impact these exploits can have on the end-user, the application’s functionality and organization as a whole.
Secure SDLC is a process where security touch points are added to each stage of the SDLC.SecureSDLCapplies security best practices to ensure that applications are secure upon release while fitting into any developer’s continuous integration workflow.
Static Applications Security Testing (SAST) is one of the driving forces behind the secure SDLC. SAST empowers developers to deliver secure applications by seamlessly integrating with their development processes and environments. In a secure SDLC, SAST solutions detect vulnerabilities which may expose the application to security risks and breaches.
This October 2016, Checkmarx is celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) with content focused on educating and empowering developers about secure coding practices under the slogan “Developers Vote Security.”
As more and more organizations across all verticals speed up their development and adopt DevOps, the responsibility of security is increasingly falling into the hands of the developers during the development stages of the SDLC as the windows for security testing in the later stages continue to shrink.
Read how you can accelerate your organization’s application security in our NCSAM interview with Dan Cornell here.
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