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DevSecOps

Deliver Secure Software at the Speed of Innovation

 

Software development teams are continually pushed to deliver more complex software systems in shorter time with less resources. Security adds a new dimension of cost, complexity and risk to software development. To address this, DevSecOps improves the DevOps pipeline to where security is a critical part of the development process. The realization here is that a security failure is the same, or worse, as a quality failure. Security is a differentiator but not at the expense of innovation and time to market.


Reduce Risk and Cost in DevSecOps

Software organizations don’t intentionally leave out security but unless it’s part of the development culture, it doesn’t get done. At huge risk, software teams are delegating security until the end of the development. Unfortunately, you can’t ‘tack on’ security at the end.

Making security part of your DevOps pipeline requires careful planning, expertise and the right automation support. To reduce the impact of DevSecOps the right tools integrated into the security and quality process is the key.

 

Three key elements make for a successful DevSecOps initiative:

After All It IS About Security

First and foremost, this is a security initiative, so selecting testing software that puts security first is imperative.  CodeSonar is recognized as the SAST security leader with the highest recall and precision you can rest assured that vulnerabilities are indeed discovered in your custom or source code.  Vulnerability detection and remediation also extends to open source and third-party software. Consider that 42% of applications contain known vulnerabilities from this reused code. GrammaTech CodeSentry allows security professionals to measure and manage the risk associated with third-party software quickly and easily.

 

Don’t Slow It Down

The critical time to detect security vulnerabilities is as soon as developers write the code even before it’s submitted to a build. CodeSonar, for example, presents these vulnerabilities immediately in the developer’s IDE just like a compiler warning, providing easy and actionable corrective action (such as vulnerability assessment, root causes and control and data flow traces) Despite progress toward improved security practices, most vulnerabilities are coding errors, in fact, 70% of security vulnerabilities are caused by memory management vulnerabilities - buffer-overrun-write, or a more complex tainted data exposure.

 

Standing Alone Is No Fun

The last thing you want are standalone point solutions that do not integrate with your existing tool set.  CodeSonar is designed to integrate into continuous integration and deployment workflows and into the developer IDEs. It can also handle the largest of development teams. Defects are persistent and tracked across builds, even if code changes. They can be annotated, ranked, assigned, searched for and compared. Support for many team-tools is provided out of the box including Jenkins, Visual Studio, GitHub, GitLab, etc.  View the complete listing of supported IDEs.

 

In-Depth Blog

The Role of Static Application Security Tools (SAST) in DevSecOps:

GrammaTech DevSecOps

As software teams start to integrate security into their DevOps, tools such as CodeSonar are easy to adopt and become part of the automation pipeline. By detecting vulnerabilities early and preventing them from entering in later stages of the pipeline pays off in reduced late-stage security fixes. Read more...


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DevSecOps in Safety Critical Avionics Software and the Role of Static Analysis

GrammaTech DevSecOps

Good engineering practices dictate adoption of coding guidelines or standards such as MISRA, or SEI CERT guidelines. This approach assures newly developed code follows industry best practices. However, a coding standard by itself does not prevent all complex security vulnerabilities. Security risks evaluated during assessment activities require security development activities to mitigate the risk to the aircraft. Read more...

Integrating Static Application Security Tools (SAST) in DevSecOps

This paper takes a look at the role of static application security testing tools (SAST) and in particular GrammaTech CodeSonar and how it can be used in DevSecOps and continuous development pipelines to improve quality and security and ultimately, make teams more competitive in getting market leading solutions out the door quicker.

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DevSecOps in Safety Critical Avionics Software and the Role of Static Analysis

This paper explores how static application security testing tools (SAST) and in particular GrammaTech CodeSonar can be used in DevSecOps for safety critical avionics.

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