CONTINUOUS COMPLIANCE

CONTINUOUS SOFTWARE SECURITY ASSURANCE ACROSS THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE FOR NIST, PCI, AND BEYOND

The challenge

ORGANIZATIONS ARE OVERBURDENED BY THE SPEED AND SCOPE OF GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY REGULATORY CHANGES, WHILE BALANCING THE RAPIDLY EVOLVING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE WITH THE RAPID PACE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION.
ALWAYS-EVOLVING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE

Problem: The rising business criticality of software, coupled with recent highly visible software security incidents, have instigated key changes to the regulatory landscape. This has led to a set of net-new security mandates—and more are on the horizon. These prompt teams to play a balancing act between prioritizing security controls and the ability to ensure and demonstrate alignment with key mandates. A good example of this is NIST 800-53 SA-11 and SI-7.

Implication: Security teams struggle to prioritize and demonstrate compliance.

POINT-IN-TIME AUDITS, ALWAYS-CHANGING RISK

Problem: Audit and assurance teams must take a "point-in-time" approach to assessing an organization's risk and compliance posture. An organization's assets and associated risks, however, are constantly changing due to the rapid pace of code generation (brought on by Agile and CI/CD) and the ephemeral nature of cloud workloads.

Implication: Audit team assessments do not reflect true risk posture.

Manual, DISPARATE Reporting

Problem: Demonstrating alignment with key standards requires pulling reports from disparate systems. Evidence for secure developer training differs from risk assessment reports, which differs from proof-of-attack protection coverage.

Implication: Compliance reporting is time-consuming, incomplete, and not continuous.

The contrast solution

CONTINUOUS SOFTWARE SECURITY ASSURANCE ACROSS THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE
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CONTINUOUS, INTEGRATED, DEMONSTRABLE REPORTING

INTEGRATES ACROSS THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE (SDLC)

With a single integration point, the Contrast platform delivers software composition analysis (SCA), application security testing, and exploit prevention capabilities, allowing developers to instrument security across the software development life cycle (SDLC).

The Contrast platform makes compliance reporting (and subsequently assurance) automated, continuous, and integrated. In addition, the platform also offers flexibility in reporting formats, including (1) in UI, (2) exportable reports, and (3) through REST API calls.

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INSTRUMENTED SECURITY FOR NIST 800-53 REV 5 AND BEYOND

Contrast’s security instrumentation delivers NIST-compliant interactive application security testing (IAST) that is comprehensive, continuous, and demonstrable for standards beyond NIST. Specifically, Contrast allows the developer of a system, system component, or system service to employ IAST tools to identify flaws and document the results. Going beyond NIST, Contrast’s integrations deliver the results instantly to developers and line-of-code level,“how-to-fix” guidance that empower developers to fix vulnerabilities quickly without security expertise.

In addition, Contrast’s instrumentation also delivers NIST-compliant runtime application self-protection (RASP) that allows the implementation of key security controls for application self-protection at runtime.

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FULL Life-cycle Security & Assurance with Contrast

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO USE CONTRAST OSS, ASSESS, AND PROTECT TO INTEGRATE CONTINUOUS SOFTWARE SECURITY ASSURANCE ACROSS THE SDLC.

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