Most businesses use a multitude of application security tools to help check off OWASP compliance requirements. While this is a good application security practice, it is not sufficient—organizations still face the challenge of aggregating, correlating, and normalizing the different findings from their various AST tools. This is where an application security posture management (ASPM) solution will improve process efficiency and team productivity.
Having an ASPM solution can aid in proactively tracking and addressing violations of OWASP Top 10 standards. ASPM solutions like Software Risk Manager can contextualize high-impact security activities based on their assessment of application risk and compliance violations.
These solutions offer a frictionless means to visualize and implement OWASP standards early because they integrate with developer frameworks and tools that support continuous testing, tracking, and management of security activities and findings. Software Risk Manager, for example, can centrally consume results from all AST tools (SAST, DAST, SCA, open source, and commercial), correlate these findings, consolidate them by type, and then enable users to view which findings constitute violations of OWASP standards through the built-in compliance reporting capability.
Additional testing can determine the type of testing required and the business criticality of the application to be tested. While AST tools offer valuable information to address individual OWASP standards, an ASPM approach can help facilitate and orchestrate repeatable software quality control and operations across all AST issues.