Fragmented visibility increases risk
Code security becomes guesswork when teams aren’t armed with the proper context.
Prioritization is painful without context
Without the right context, security and development teams can’t be sure which fixes will reduce their risk posture the most.
AppSec teams can’t see the full picture
Security teams lack insight into the code owner, remediation status, and which teams need support, increasing time-to-resolution.
Manual escalations don’t scale
Teams cannot easily trace vulnerabilities and risks found in runtime back to source code, making it difficult to determine what to fix and who is responsible.
The State of Application Security, 2023
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Become secure faster with more context
No more guesswork. Through visibility, prioritize the risks that will make the biggest impact.
Reduce the most risk with the least effort
Locate your highest impact vulnerabilities through better context. Start measuring vulnerabilities in terms of relative risk within your environment.
Properly route code security issues quickly
Delegate vulnerabilities with pinpoint accuracy by knowing which developer is responsible for remediation.
Fix code at the easiest point
Save time and money by fixing vulnerabilities early in development, before small issues become bigger problems.
Greater visibility with complete context
Understand misconfigurations, third-party vulnerabilities, and first-party code weaknesses in terms of relative risk.
Assess and manage third-party code
- Gain continuous visibility into third-party libraries, their indirect dependencies, and their associated vulnerabilities with software composition analysis (SCA)
- Prioritize third-party vulnerabilities based on package usage and quickly route to the responsible developer
- Receive automated recommendations on updating vulnerable third-party code packages
- Manage all components and ensure open-source license compliance with an always up-to-date software bill of materials (SBOM)
Analyze your code with less noise
- Deeply analyze your first-party code to legitimize findings and reduce false positives and negatives
- Identify application weaknesses that may result in SQL injection and other OWASP Top 10 related risks
- Accelerate time-to-remediation through better prioritization of developer tasks
Automate security guardrails in IaC development
- Automatically identify infrastructure as code (IaC) files, find misconfigurations, and track changes to code repositories
- Enable developers to manage IaC security issues within existing toolchains and workflows
- Remediate IaC issues with one-click actions
- Build and manage OPA-based custom IaC policies to meet your unique and evolving business needs
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“We turned Lacework on and immediately started seeing things in our environment that we wanted to know about. Our DevOps engineers saw it in action and fell in love. They couldn’t believe it was so simple.”
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Shift left security, another word for code security, is a practice of embedding security into the early stages of the application development process. This means that vulnerable code is identified and addressed as it is being developed, rather than waiting until testing or deployment phases. By moving security checks earlier in the development process, vulnerabilities can be found and fixed more easily and cheaply. This approach requires collaboration between security teams and developers, and a deep understanding of DevOps automation culture.
Fixing cybersecurity risks during build time is beneficial for several reasons. It’s cost-effective as defect rectification is more expensive in production. Early detection allows prompt risk mitigation, preventing potential major issues. It also avoids service disruptions from exploited vulnerabilities, protecting revenue and reputation. Moreover, integrating security from inception enhances application reliability. While there are merits to testing in production, it shouldn’t replace addressing risks during build time.
Application security stands out in the cybersecurity landscape due to its focus on the security of software applications, including web, mobile, and enterprise software. Its unique approach is proactive, emphasizing on ‘shifting left’ to integrate security early in the software development lifecycle, rather than reacting to incidents post-occurrence. It involves secure coding practices to prevent vulnerabilities and requires continuous monitoring and management for regular updates, patch management, and response to emerging threats. Furthermore, by ensuring the security of critical business applications, it plays a crucial role in maintaining business continuity.
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