This report summarizes our analysis of real world application attack data that took place between the months of June and August of 2019. Our latest report outlines data from vulnerability attacks Contrast Security observed over the summer and highlights the key trends found during this time.
Contrast Security continues to be recognized as the only "Visionary" in Gartner's 2019 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing. We believe being acknowledged as the only "Visionary" validates Contrast's ability to displace traditional static and dynamic application security testing tools with our modern software solutions. Read the New 2019 Gartner Report to learn why Contrast Security earned this recognition.
Contrast has engaged Coalfire, a respected Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Payment Application (PA) Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), to conduct an independent technical evaluation of Contrasts integrated application security platform consisting of two products, Contrast Assess and Contrast Protect. This product applicability guide will cover how Contrast Assess and Protect function within an organizations compliance strategy for PCI DSS, PA-DSS, and the PCI Secure Software Standard.
The problem is simple, we have a massive "scale" problem in application security with a very limited number of security professionals to apply to the problem, but there are almost 20 million developers worldwide. Running tools such as SAST, DAST, and SCA requires the needed skill to utilize in your DevOps teams. IAST allows you to automatically identify and diagnose software vulnerabilities in applications and APIs without expertise needed.
Organizations practicing DevSecOps have shown impressive results. Early adopters are 2.6x more likely to have security testing keep up with frequent application updates and show a 2x reduction in time to fix vulnerabilities. This report will show you how to get started with DevSecOps with key themes, crucial steps to begin your journey, and a guide to choosing security tools and technologies to build your DevSecOps pipeline.
In the course of a single month, every application will be attacked at least once, and more than half will experience many thousands of attacks across a wide array of vectors. Read this DZone article to learn how RASP prevents vulnerabilities during deployment and detects attacks and prevents exploits in production.
John Pescatore, Director of Emerging Security Trends at SANS Institute, interviews Liberty Mutual on their selection and deployment of Contrast Security. The Application Security team was looking to identify application security tools and processes that are more accurate and faster, as well as to integrate into Agile development frameworks and CI/CD.
IAST is designed for software development, where accurate results are needed quickly, but security expertise is scarce. According to Gartner "The goal of IAST (Interactive Application Security Testing) is fast and accurate security testing that is suitable for use in development, where minimal security expertise is present and accurate results are needed quickly.” Read how Contrast Assess, our IAST solution, deploys an intelligent agent that instruments the application with smart sensors to analyze code in real-time from within the application.
Open Source Software (OSS) continues to grow in popularity because of its ability to help organizations accelerate the release and delivery of software. Read this solution brief to learn how Contrast Security empowers your organization to work rapidly while weaving security seamlessly into your OSS to successfully reduce software vulnerabilities and associated risks.
The advent of ASM provides IT Operations and Security teams unprecedented visibility and control over the security of the application layer. Operations teams already use similar tools for monitoring performance of the running application: Application Performance Management (APM) solutions such as AppDynamics, Dynatrace or New Relic. These telemetry products use an agent-based technology to instrument the running application and measure performance — just like Contrast does for security!
Ultimately, Contrast Protect was originally built to be a "WAF killer" however, as we started making conversations with organizations, they stated that WAF was a worthwhile investment and they do not plan on getting rid of it. For this reason, we instead leveraged our RASP technology to help aid known limitations of WAF for a better, more accurate way to protect web applications in production.
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