Using the right AppSec tools and services throughout the software development life cycle can help you properly secure your sensitive data.
One of a CISO’s primary responsibilities is protecting their company’s digital assets, and adhering to current and emerging data privacy laws is crucial. Organizations must ensure that their corporate intellectual property and user data (e.g., customer, employee, contractor and/or prospect data) is safe from cyber attacks and data breaches.
CISOs must work with their colleagues in data protection, privacy protection, IT infrastructure, compliance, and software and system development to ensure compliance with data privacy laws.
Because cyber attackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their attacks, organizations must secure entire systems of systems, the software supply chain, and software development workflows. Defining and building the design, workflows, and processes that ensure software and system security is essential. Key stakeholders in system architecture, security, software development, and IT infrastructure need to work closely together to perform comprehensive architecture analysis, threat modeling, and holistic system evaluation.
Best practices for securing software development and DevSecOps workflows include secrets management, automated AppSec tools for compliance with industry security standards and sensitive data detection, threat modeling, manual penetration testing of business logic, and customized intelligent orchestration and correlation of AppSec tools and services.
As data privacy laws and requirements change over time, the information that’s considered sensitive can change as well. Organizations must perform comprehensive data discovery and classification, and know where the data resides, so they can easily find the data when laws change. Organizations should also use AppSec tools that are flexible and can identify multiple types of sensitive data in source code, binaries, and all associated files such as HTML files, readme files, and firmware and containers. In addition, security and DevOps leads should use dynamic IAST tools that enable users to mark user-defined sensitive data types and automatically detect and track whenever this data exposed is exposed in a log, database, or file.
Synopsys Software Integrity Group offers a broad portfolio of software security services and application security tools that help development teams identify and remediate security weaknesses and vulnerabilities throughout the application life cycle. Organizations can use Synopsys’ industry- leading application security tools themselves or supplement their security and development resources with Synopsys’ managed services or security program consulting.
The Synopsys architecture and design practice helps organizations identify missing or weak security controls, understand secure design best practices, and mitigate security flaws that increase the risk of a breach. Security services include security control design analysis, threat modeling, and architecture risk analysis. Synopsys also offers a Malicious Code Detection (MCD) service as well as security programs (e.g., Building Security In Maturity Model [BSIMM] and maturity action plan [MAP]) that enable organizations to define, build, and manage their own software security initiatives (SSIs).
Synopsys provides continuous access to security testing experts with the skills, tools, and discipline needed to cost-effectively analyze any application, at any depth, at any time. Managed security testing services consist of penetration testing, dynamic application security testing, static application security testing, mobile application security testing, network penetration testing, red teaming, IoT and embedded software testing, and thick client testing.
Synopsys’ Code DX application security orchestration and correlation (ASOC) solution automatically aggregates, normalizes, correlates and deduplicates security results from over 85 tools to provide a single, central, and prioritized view of the highest severity security risks that exist across organizations’ software projects. Code Dx can automatically run Synopsys AppSec tools as well as third party tools (SAST, DAST, SCA, IAST, bug bounty, network vulnerability analysis, container security, and manual code review). Results are prioritized based on a set of customizable rules and machine intelligence, filtering out noise and false positives and surfacing the most critical issues that should be fixed first. Tickets are automatically opened in bug trackers such as Jira, and remediation guidance and training are provided to developers. All executed tests, issue remediation and history are tracked in a comprehensive system of record for audit purposes.
Synopsys’ Intelligent Orchestration solution enables teams to integrate application security analysis into their DevOps pipelines while maintaining development velocity. Intelligent Orchestration supports Synopsys AppSec tools (e.g., Coverity® SAST, Black Duck® SCA, Tinfoil™ DAST, and Seeker® IAST) as well as managed services (e.g., threat modeling, penetration testing) and third-party tools (e.g., AppSec, GRC, and dashboarding systems). It automatically performs the right security tests at the right time based on user-defined policies, risk profiles, and severity/context-specific code changes that are user-defined in advance. Risk-based vulnerability and weakness reporting ensures that developers need only remediate the most important issues they are assigned to address, all within the issue trackers, development tools, and notification channels that they normally use. Reminders to do manual testing such as threat modeling, manual code reviews, or penetration testing can also be automated based on policies. Developers can integrate security analysis and results seamlessly into their existing development tools and platforms. Application security testing (AST) analytics metrics help identify gaps so that heads of development can understand the effectiveness of their AST and DevSecOps implementation.
Synopsys application security tools have been recognized as leaders in industry analyst reports, such as the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing (Q1 2021), and The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis (Q1 2021). Synopsys products and services help development and security teams build secure, high-quality software faster.