UncategorizedRuntime Application Self Protection | K2 Cyber Security


April 20, 2020 By Timothy Chiu, VP of Marketing
NIST Recognizes RASP as Critical to Lowering Risk

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued their newest version of their framework (NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Draft) that includes new standards that apply directly to application security.  Section SI-7(17) (p.339) outlines Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) as a control to mitigate risk due to software security vulnerabilities.

NIST now recognizes that automated application security is critical due to the vulnerabilities found in software.  With the US-CERT vulnerability database registering the highest number of vulnerabilities found in software code in 2019, and with 2020 on track to beat that number, RASP is more important than ever.

RASP has gotten a bad rap in the past for adding latency, being CPU heavy, and using up memory on the application server.  K2’s next generation application workload security platform addresses all of those issues with a security agent that adds less than a millisecond of latency, while remaining lightweight, using a minimal amount of CPU and memory on the server.

K2’s runtime deterministic application security platform offers a RASP that monitors the application and has a deep understanding of the application’s control flows, DNA and execution.  By validating the application’s control flows, deterministic security is based on the application itself, rather than relying on past attacks to determine a zero day attack.  Deterministic security results in the detection of sophisticated zero day attacks..

K2’s Next Generation Application Workload Protection Platform addresses today’s need for runtime security in an easy to use, easy to deploy solution.  K2’s unique deterministic security detects new attacks without the need to rely on past attack knowledge, is lightweight, and adds under a millisecond of latency to the running application.  To aid in quick remediation of vulnerabilities, K2 also provides detailed attack telemetry including the code module and line number being in the code being attacked, while at the same time integrating with leading firewalls to do real time attacker blocking.

Change how you protect your applications.  It’s time to checkout RASP for your applications.

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K2 Cyber Security delivers the Next Generation Application Workload Protection Platform to secure web applications and container workloads against sophisticated attacks including OWASP Top 10 and memory-based attacks, and provides additional vulnerability detection. K2’s Platform is deployed on production servers for runtime protection of applications and on pen-testing/pre-production servers to identify the location of the vulnerable code in real-time. K2’s solution generates almost no false alerts, eliminates breaches due to zero-day attacks, detects attacks missed by traditional security tools including Web Application Firewalls, and dramatically reduces security cost. K2 Cyber Security is located in the USA, and provides cyber security solutions globally.


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