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President Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity

President Biden mandates that software security is a national security matter.


 

In May 2021, during the fallout of a successful ransomware attack on a pipeline that supplies nearly half the U.S. East Coast’s gasoline, President Biden signed an executive order placing strict new standards on the cybersecurity of any software sold to federal agencies. President Biden calls out several specific areas where agencies need to elevate their application security capabilities including: 

  • Establishing effective application security policies
  • Instituting a Zero Trust Architecture where appropriate
  • Greater software supply chain transparency via a software bill of materials (SBOM)
  • Defining more stringent standards for testing, monitoring, protection, and reporting
  • Standardizing a Federal playbook for cybersecurity responses

With limited Security expertise available, agencies must be able to detect vulnerabilities within the software lifecycle to ensure rapid, cost-effective remediation and enable developers to secure-as-they-code. 

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Contrast Secure Code Platform

The government and public sector’s only development-to-production code security platform

 

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Improves Efficiencies

Accelerates efficiencies by detecting vulnerabilities in real time during development, resulting in secure code delivered 10x faster at lower cost.

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Enterprise Scale

Designed for modern software, Contrast detects vulnerabilities in custom, open-source and APIs regardless of where the code is run - all while offering embedded protection in production.

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Prioritized Remediation

Reduces alert fatigue, triage time, and remediation expense with accurate detection and prioritization of vulnerability fixes.

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Lowers Risk

Improves security awareness across the entire development life cycle with orchestrated code runtime observability and security telemetry.

Unleashing Security Observability

Empowering developers to get secure code moving faster

Contrast offers government agencies working with limited security resources full transparency of their application risk layer while also protecting against targeted attacks and zero-day events. By embedding security sensors within the code itself, the Contrast platform shifts security left in development, empowering DevOps to secure-as-they-code and to dramatically reduce security incidents.

 

Software Supply Chain Transparency

Contrast automatically catalogues your proprietary and third-party software assets into a digestible software bill of materials (SBOM) while also providing insights to dependency risk and flagging new vulnerabilities in real-time.

 

Embedded Software Security Policies

Integrated security policies help provide oversight and governance within pre-production environments and protection rules to block targeted attacks in production.

 

Protection in the Wild

Contrast will block attacks targeting vulnerable components and offer mitigating controls against zero-day events with no patching required.

 

Continuous Monitoring

Designed for modern software, Contrast continuously monitors and detects from within software regardless of where the application runs.

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Contrast Maps To The Latest
Federal Directives

CISA Zero Trust Maturity Model

Contrast maps to the directives of the Application Workload pillar (Pillar 4)

NIST 800-53, Rev. 5

Contrast employs Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) to address SI-7(17) and Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST) to address SA-11(9) in the latest NIST 800-53 revision

2021 Cybersecurity E.O.

Meet requirements outlined in EO Sections 2, 3, 4, & 7 for the purposes of modernizing federal app security and software supply chain observability

CISA Binding Operational Directive 22-01

Agencies can leverage Contrast to help remediate over 250 vulnerability classes mentioned in the Directive while providing real-time protection as a mitigating control.

The Leading Secure Coding Platform for DevSecOps

Delivering three security solutions via a single platform — runtime code security (IAST), open-source security (SCA), and runtime application self- protection (RASP) — Contrast Security solutions map to all of the very latest US Government security directives

On-Demand Webinar

Fireside Chat | U.S. Air Force's Chief Software Officer Shares Perspectives On Application Security

Nicolas Chaillan, the Chief Software Officer at the U.S. Air Force, discusses how Agile and DevOps in the public sector demand a modern DevSecOps approach.

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Certification

Public agencies can “lean in” on digital transformation with confidence.

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Proven application security experience for technical and service contracts

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SEWP V

SEWP V Simplifies buying application security solutions

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NIST 800-53 COMPLIANT

Complies with both the IAST and RASP requirements

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DOD PLATFORM ONE

Preapproved Authorization to Operate (ATO) the Contrast Application Security Platform

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IRON BANK - DOD CENTRALIZED ARTIFACTS REPOSITORY (DCAR)

Authority to Operate (ATO) achieved via Platform One

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AICPA SOC2 TYPE II

Integrated service offerings that provide rapid time to deployment

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