Tag: SAST

Introducing the Checkmarx Certified Engineer Program (CxCE)

If you were to take a look at the current job market for developers, application security engineers, solution architects, penetration testers, or systems engineers, it’s clear that application security testing skill sets are in high demand. You’ll also notice that Checkmarx has become synonymous with application security testing. Gartner further validated this by naming Checkmarx

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Why SAST is Essential for a Security Vulnerability Assessment

Let’s start with this: the idea of a security vulnerability assessment is certainly not “breaking news”. For centuries, organizations have proactively scanned their physical security in search of real or potential weaknesses, and for decades they’ve shifted their skeptical gaze to IT systems and devices.   And while it’s true that some organizations are better

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White Box vs. Black Box Testing Tools: How Would You Treat Your Symptoms?

When I feel ill, I take a trip to my doctor.  At first, the doctor will run some tests to see if there is anything visible that can help indicate what treatment should be given. (Disclaimer: the writer of this post is in no way or manner a medical doctor). The Black Box approach The

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Security Testing in the SDLC: A Beginner’s Guide

As requirements for faster release cycles and applications packed with more features than ever keep organizations rushing to production, we can’t afford to skip a beat when it comes to security. Developers with all stages of security knowhow are being hired, and right beside giving developers a thorough education in secure coding is ensuring the

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All You Wanted To Know About Online Banking Security

Gone are the days when people frequented their banks to get their errands done. With more and more banking activities being performed online via web and mobile applications, the security risks are rising exponentially. But are banks and financial institutions doing enough to safeguard our privacy and financial assets? What are the risks and what

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Cloud Application Security

All You Wanted To Know About Cloud Security

The IT world is advancing at an astonishing pace. Just a few years ago data was stored physically on databases and software was managed manually. But today more and more organizations are gravitating towards cloud based solutions for their computing needs. While being extremely convenient, cheap and hassle-free, insecure programming can lead to a plethora of vulnerabilities and

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Application Security

Eye Of The Hacker: Analyzing Today’s Top Application Security Solutions

Rafay Baloch takes no prisoners when it comes to exposing vulnerabilities. An ethical hacker since the young age of 14, Baloch is now known within InfoSec circles as a seasoned security expert. His ever-growing list of “victims” includes leading platforms such as Android, Google, PayPal and Nokia, with the former earning him worldwide acclaim.

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SAST vs IAST – Which AppSec Solution Is Right For You?

With cybercrime escalating worldwide, application security has become a big challenge for organizations and governments. Penetration (Pen) Testing and Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) are capable solutions, but have their fair share of inherited deficiencies. Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST), an upcoming security methodology, is being increasingly compared with Static Application Security Testing (SAST). This

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All You Wanted To Know About Identity Theft

With the internet revolution in full swing, web and mobile applications are extracting more and more private information from us. While this is definitely making life easier and enhancing our productivity, large databases of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are left exposed due to lack of security awareness and/or vulnerable applications. Identity Theft has become a

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Static Analysis vs Pen Testing – Which One Is Right For You?

Penetration (Pen) Testing has long been the go-to tool for organizations looking to safeguard their applications. But the ever-evolving hacking techniques are exposing this aging solution’s shortcomings. The growing consensus in security circles is that applications need to be bolstered from the core – the source code. This is exactly where Static Analysis enters the picture, helping detect application

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