WhiteHat™ Dynamic is a DAST solution that generates comprehensive reports detailing the vulnerabilities found, the severity of those vulnerabilities, and the procedures that should be taken to fix them. These reports also document the security steps implemented to secure sensitive data, which enables firms to demonstrate their compliance efforts more effectively. When compliance audits are being conducted, such documentation is essential.
DAST also helps enterprises meet the requirements of a variety of standards and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), by safeguarding applications that handle personal data. In addition, it helps ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), ISO/IEC 27001, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), and industry-specific standards such as FINRA, FERC, and PCI-DSS.
It is essential to keep in mind that DAST is only one part of an all-encompassing security approach. For robust compliance and application security, organizations should adopt a multilayered approach that combines DAST with other security measures, such as safe application coding practices, vulnerability management, and frequent security assessments. This type of approach integrates DAST with other security measures like static application security testing.