Guide to Application Security: What to Look For and Why

DevSecOps and Application Security Best Practices

If your organization does software development in-house, there are a myriad of development workflows and processes to choose from. Some organizations still implement old-school waterfall development workflows; some are agile shops. In terms of process, some have adopted DevOps, and some integrate security testing into DevOps workflows for DevSecOps.

How and why should you transition from one approach to another? What do you need to change in terms of culture, tools, techniques, and processes? What tools and processes can help you integrate application security into your DevOps workflows and enable seamless testing for developers in your organization? Which tools and processes work in which stages of the software development life cycle (SDLC)? Should you be thinking about containerization? Should you develop code in the cloud?

How do you get started? If you’re a CISO, how does DevSecOps improve software security and generate tangible savings in lead times to prevent a major exploit? How should you evaluate and select application security tools, and how should you partner with your development teams?

This white paper answers some of these questions and describes best practices for securely accelerating your software velocity