The article looks at five ways automated technology tools can help safeguard the CI/CD pipeline: SAST, detecting OSS vulnerabilities, identifying compromising credentials, DAST and verifying cloud infrastructure security. These are all great suggestions for helping to detect security vulnerabilities earlier.
K2 Cyber Security offers a solution that can work along side standard vulnerability and penetration testing tools like SAST and DAST. K2’s solution provides two significant benefits over running these test tools alone:
- K2 provides significant additional detail and telemetry on discovered vulnerabilities including which file name and line number in the code has the discovered vulnerability.
- K2 can find additional vulnerabilities in the code that the test tools may have missed. In our recent testing we have found 50% more vulnerabilities than in standard testing tools alone.
By deploying the K2 agent on the pen testing/QA server, with no change to the testing methodology or setup, you can gain significant insight into vulnerabilities in your application code, and you can significantly reduce the time to remediate these vulnerabilities with the additional telemetry provided by the K2 Security Platform.
K2’s solution also runs in production environments to protect running web applications and application workloads. K2’s runtime deterministic application security platform 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 and also protects from application from the risks listed in the OWASP Top Ten, including XSS.
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.
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