The market currently expects software to have an increasing delivery speed. However, in order to deliver speed and quality as expected, adhering to security practices throughout the development cycle is the key.
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This article addresses security in your pipeline, focusing on some of the biggest struggles within software development. Some examples are:
- The lack of visibility of vulnerabilities;
- Identifying vulnerabilities only at the end of the development process – which generates rework;
- Trying to manage security as a separate process that is not integrated into the application delivery workflow;
- Using third-party packages;
- Open source libraries that put the application at risk.
Ensuring security in your pipeline
In this first moment, in order to focus on protecting the pipeline, we need to understand what basic security practices are necessary and how important it is to prioritize AppSec in its wake. But where to start?
Integration with CI/CD tools
Having a good level of visibility on each deployment performed in the application is essential to ensure security at this stage. The CI/CD pipeline constitutes one of the key points within a DevOps development model. After all, it is through this automation structure that our codes pass.
Ensuring your security through integration with security tools means getting continuous feedback and fast interactions, being able to find and fix security issues without slowing down the CI/CD pipeline or having to delay or roll back releases.
Within a CI/CD process, one of the most important aspects of using tests is scalability. At this stage, we can say that the use of static testing tools makes the process more agile. So why is orchestrating these scans necessary?
Application Security Test Orchestration (ASTO) is an important resource to take advantage of in integrating security analytics into your development or production pipeline. So the right security tools run automatically based on the importance of code changes, total risk score, and your business security policies.
With Conviso Platform’s ASTO, you can automate security testing across the entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) – and not just a few stages. This allows security teams to easily implement security processes and policies for all applications in their organization, at an enterprise scale, ensuring that the right tests are performed at the right time.
For ongoing security, you need a solution that can be fully integrated into application systems without compromising your delivery speed or your team’s workflow, making security part of your agile environment. As its biggest differentiator, the integration with the Conviso Platform suite allows for unified management, in addition to direct actions to prevent and correct vulnerabilities. All of this means that security is built into the entire software development lifecycle on an ongoing basis.
A new outlook with Secure Pipeline
To ensure the continuous security of your application, Secure Pipeline includes all the features mentioned above. This product is linked to the five products that make up Conviso Platform. Created to implement security from the initial stages of development, Secure Pipeline aims to identify failures early, reducing future costs in relation to application security problems.
In addition, the product can also optimize the developer’s time: it will monitor the entire development pipeline, performing automated analysis with each deployment. That provides scale and traceability, bringing results simultaneously.
Focusing on the practicality and efficiency in its vulnerability management, Secure Pipeline manages the results of various analysis tools – such as IAST, SAST, SCA, and containers – from a single intuitive dashboard.