Applications are the most frequent external attack vector for companies; as a result, security leadership made application security a top initiative in 2022. However, application security can only improve if developers code securely or remediate existing flaws — unfortunately, many developers don’t receive training with proper security know-how.
In this report from Forrester, you will learn how to get better at using Application Security Testing to heighten your developers’ security senses.
AppSec is challenging; security engineers are held accountable for the security of the code that developers are writing. At the same time, developers don’t have the skills or resources to write secure code – most of them have never sat an application security exam in university!
To claw their way out, organizations should look at integrating developer-friendly Application Security Testing (AST) tools –earlier in the software development lifecycle.
GitGuardian is a great tool to improve security starting from the development. I greatly appreciated the pre-commit integration that allows developers to very easily prevent accidental commits.
What I like the most about GitGuardian is the ability to automatically scan source code and detect leaked secrets. It has enabled us to add additional security control to our CI/CD pipeline, and enabled us to shift further left in the SDLC by implementing pre-commit hooks for developers to test their code before it is committed.
The perfect GitHub companion! It helps you track any sensitive data you may have shared in the repos, either public or private. Its algorithm is pretty advanced and I've never had any false positives.
Overall, GitGuardian has also helped us develop a security-minded culture. We're serious about shift-left and getting better about code security. I think a lot of people in the organization are getting more mindful about what a hardcoded secret is.
The solution has reduced our mean time to remediation. We are down to less than a day. In the past, without context, knowing who made the commit, or kind of secret it was, sometimes it was taking us a lot longer to determine the impact and what actions needed to be taken.
I can say that tracking down a hardcoded secret, getting it migrated out of source code, getting the secret rotated, and cleaning the Git history took much longer from commit until the full resolution before GitGuardian. We weren't notified until it was too late, but with GitGuardian, we know almost instantly.
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