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Protect Sensitive Data, Reduce Risk, and Gain Regulatory Compliance with Embedded Data Security

Sensitive data often leaks out through applications. The privacy risk is not developer negligence, but rather misplaced trust in pre-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) solutions and infrastructure. Enterprises should turn to modern AppSec..

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43% of Data Breaches Connected to Application Vulnerabilities: Assessing the AppSec Implications

ByPatrick Spencer May 20, 2020

Web applications are a growing focus point for cyber criminals. Motivated by financial outcomes, they understand the value of the information exchanged and stored in web applications. The 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)..

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Contrast Labs: Mapping Risk Profiles for Select OWASP Top 10 Vulnerabilities to Understand Their AppSec Risk

At Contrast Security, the Contrast Labs team is charged with numerous things. Part of this charter includes looking at threat intelligence and understanding the true threat landscape. This encompasses risks that different vulnerabilities may pose to..

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Emerging from the Tool Swamp to a Unified AppSec Platform

Traditional approaches to application security (AppSec) rely on a patchwork of disconnected tools and processes that add high levels of friction to the modern software development life cycle (SDLC). A unified AppSec platform provides continuous and..

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What It Takes to Be Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2020

Inc. magazine has recognized Best Workplaces annually for nearly four decades. Contrast Security was selected one of the 2020 Best Workplaces winners. The recognition is especially meaningful since winners are evaluated based on the survey feedback..

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Contrast Community Edition Empowers Developers to Write Secure Code Faster

As software eats the world, the world faces a software security crisis. The movement to modern software such as cloud technologies and microservice architectures is essential to innovate quickly. Yet, nearly three in four developers say that..

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Contrast Security Named a Visionary in the 2020 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing”

Contrast Security was named a “Visionary” in the 2020 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing.” Vendors are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

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Traditional AppSec Code Halts Kill DevOps Release Cycles

In recent years, the application security (AppSec) field has not advanced as rapidly as the software development discipline. While developers are under constant pressure to push code, legacy security tools inhibit their ability to do so. Developers..

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Tips and Tactics for Creating Your Own Capture-the-Flag Event

Making Security Awareness Fun

Is your security awareness training program effective and making a difference? Does it fully engage your staff? What about your technical employees, such as developers and engineers? Do they view the accompanying..

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State-of-the-Art AppSec Goes Beyond Perimeter Into Application Runtimes

When it comes to protecting running applications, traditional defenses that sit on the perimeter lack effective visibility and context to keep pace with attacks. Simply guessing as to the validity of a threat is not enough. This blog spells out five..

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