Security policy and regulatory compliance must go hand-in-hand in protecting a company’s data, finances, and brand reputation. Cybersecurity and the policies that inform the technology provide the foundation necessary for the technology to work accurately, efficiently, and effectively. However, if no context is applied to cybersecurity, noise in the form of excessive alerts can overwhelm admin inboxes and delay the remediation of vulnerabilities. With proper context and analysis, governance and the ability to comply with regulatory requirements becomes easier and more efficient.
Code review and security testing protect web apps
When technology is aligned with cybersecurity policy, enterprises can bridge the risk gaps between the business, IT, and customers. Compliance with regulatory bodies can be simplified when a company utilizes technology that helps them adapt to new and ever-changing requirements quickly and efficiently. In doing so, they can achieve a business advantage by using security as a mechanism for enabling compliance consistent with business requirements.
The Open Worldwide Application Security Project (OWASP) is an online community that produces methodologies, documentation, tools, and technologies in web application security. OWASP is led by a non-profit called The OWASP Foundation and provides free and open resources. To help organizations protect web applications and meet regulatory compliance, the OWASP Application Security Verification Standard (ASVS) Project provides a basis for testing web application security controls and provides developers with a list of requirements for secure development.
OWASP views code review as one of the most effective techniques for identifying security flaws. When used together with automated tools and penetration testing, code review can significantly increase the cost-effectiveness of an application security verification effort.
Building OWASP Top 10 Compliance into app development processes
Organizations must fully embrace the importance of developing, deploying, and maintaining secure apps to mitigate security risks. Otherwise, the consequences can result in lax security practices that can lead to CVEs, or common vulnerabilities and exposures, such as Cross-Site Scripting, SQL Injection, other security misconfigurations, and known vulnerabilities to be left unchecked.
Many companies need to use a framework or compliance guideline to help them achieve their security goals throughout their software development lifecycle. This is one reason why the OWASP Top 10 was created as a simple classification of vulnerability classes to easily understand common web application vulnerabilities and keep them out of the software for security and compliance. The OWASP Top 10 is commonly used as a reference guide by other regulatory and compliance standards and as a framework by organizations that must conform with regulatory or compliance standards such as PCI DSS, HIPPA, ISO 27001, and others.
OWASP Top Vulnerabilities
- Broken Access Control
- Cryptographic Failures
- Insecure Design
- Security Misconfiguration
- Vulnerable and Outdated Components
- Identification and Authentication Failures
- Software and Data Integrity Failures
- Security Logging and Monitoring Failures
- Server-Side Request Forgery
RidgeBot automates OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities for DevSecOps
By deploying cybersecurity solutions like RidgeBot® and establishing policies to eliminate OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities, enterprises can remove risks associated with injection attacks, broken authentication and session management, sensitive data exposure, and more.
In addition to its award-winning automated pentesting, RidgeBot provides DevSecOps environments with automated DAST and IAST web app vulnerability scanning capabilities. RidgeBot scans web applications to find and report on tens of thousands of vulnerabilities, including OWASP’s Top 10 list. And to make the process seamless for developers, RidgeBot is integrated into Jira and GitLab for easy and immediate vulnerability remediation.
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