If you connect it, protect it. According to National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), “If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences or training employees—our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.”
Here at ZeroNorth, we strongly agree with NCSAM’s vision to empower a more secure, interconnected world and are always looking for ways to unite teams to achieve software excellence. And for us, application security in 2020 is about changing the culture of technology and finding a more unified vision of responsibility.
Unifying AppSec and DevOps
Business demand for applications is not slowing down, and organizations are under increasing pressure to deliver them quickly and securely. The DevOps movement has helped accelerate the delivery of software, but security is still often seen as a barrier to innovation and speed. While many development teams today acknowledge the inherent value of application security testing, they simply cannot afford to take time away from software delivery to deal with security vulnerabilities, and security teams simply can’t keep up with their timeframes.
What does this look like in real-world terms? Development teams are flooded with piles of security scanning tool alerts and can’t take the time to pinpoint which ones are critical and which ones are less important. Truly shared security responsibility involves both cultural and technological shifts.
ZeroNorth Enables DevSecOps
With the ZeroNorth application security automation and orchestration platform, organizations can start shifting towards a more centralized approach to security. Our solution for secure DevOps enables organizations to establish programs that are transparent and friction-free for developers, so corporate standards can be met on time, without changing the workflows of developers—including flooding them with non-priority tickets.
By seamlessly embedding application security scanning tools within existing and familiar DevOps toolchains and processes, security becomes an integral part of application development—not separate from it. And with its automation and orchestration capabilities, ZeroNorth removes the complexity of managing these security scanning tools (and their findings) to provide developers with the actionable data they need to quickly and easily remediate vulnerabilities within existing DevOps processes.
From a cultural perspective, ZeroNorth helps corporate security professionals enact global policies and reporting to maintain standards and accountability while giving product owners and developers the insights and tools to take action locally. Corporate and product security teams are empowered to be innovative advocates, showing their organizations how robust application security programs can improve software outcomes and increase business possibilities.
When development and security teams work together in tandem to push out secure, quality software, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” becomes more of a reality.