Application security is evolving rapidly, thanks in large part to the proliferation of open source code. With its clear benefits, open source is the foundation of modern application development. Therefore, an application security testing approach that includes only SAST and focuses only on proprietary code can leave significant vulnerability identification and management gaps.
SCA completes the picture, providing automatic identification and inventorying of open source software, mapping components to known vulnerabilities, and streamlining and securing CI/CD activities. An approach incorporating both SAST and SCA supports a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of security across the entire application landscape.