SECURITY INFLUENCERS BLOG

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Mahesh Babu

Mahesh's core focus is to create awareness about Contrast Protect. He takes every opportunity to tell everyone how Contrast has fundamentally changed application security for the first time since he started working in security 10+ years ago. Mahesh has seen the industry evolve as a researcher, security architect for a large bank, a consultant and now a marketer. He has a BS in Computer Science and MS in Information Security from Purdue University and an MBA from Duke University.

Top 5 Challenges Securing Applications with WAFs

Application Security teams have very few options when it comes to defending their applications in production. Specifically, they struggle to get value from their firms’ Web Application Firewall (WAF) implementations, currently their only viable..

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Contrast Protect + WAF = Full Application Security Monitoring

WAFs have Key Limitations

We consistently hear growing frustrations from customers about their WAF implementations and have made a commitment as a software security company to help them address those limitations, whether they continue using their..

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Get the Most Out of Your WAF Investment while Stopping the Next Struts 2 Attack

WAF + ASM: Full Protection for Your Running Application

Contrast built and marketed Contrast Protect as a “WAF killer;” a better, more accurate and scalable way to protect your web applications in production. However, our customers told us something..

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How Visibility and Data Unite Engineering, Security & Operations: Dev + Sec + Ops = DevSecOps

ByMahesh Babu October 13, 2017

More than ever before, the security of a running application is a shared responsibility:

  1. The security team needs to detect, monitor and respond to an application layer breach
  2. The operations team needs to ensure performance, stability & reliability..
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The Case for Application Security Monitoring

Monitoring the Security of a Running Application has Been a Guessing Game

Until recently, we knew little to nothing about the security state inside a running application – unless developers built in custom logging. Without security visibility,..

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Supercharged Application Resilience: Improve Performance with Application Security Monitoring

More and more companies interact with customers via digital channels, making the digital customer experience they provide a critical component of business success1. A crashed or poorly performing application will negatively impact customer..

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The DevOps-Ready Security Program

ByMahesh Babu May 4, 2017

6 Executive Tips to Bring Security into the DevOps Era

Extending DevOps to your software application security team shifts security from being a bottleneck to an enabler. According to McKinsey & Company, the benefits of being a DevOps-ready IT..

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It’s Still Flu Season: Get a Flu Shot! Masks Won’t Help — Same Goes for AppSec — Read a WAF Comparison

Come flu season, you have two options – cover your face with a mask and hope you don’t catch anything. Or, do the responsible thing: get a flu shot and protect your entire body and immune system from within. For your software applications, it’s..

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