Application Security With SAST and DAST

Application Security With SAST and DAST

Publish Date: September 15, 2021

Organizations today are more concerned today than ever before about their data being stolen, which can cause them and their constituents financial and business consequence. Companies are aware that they need to identify any security vulnerabilities present in their products early on in the process, which is why static application security testing (SAST) and dynamic application security testing (DAST) are quickly becoming an integral part of software development processes.

Multi-factor Authentication in Cybersecurity

Multi-factor Authentication in Cybersecurity

Publish Date: June 16, 2021

Using only a username and password to access an application can result in compromised credentials and cause a huge loss to the organization. While users can, and will, be blocked from accessing an application after a certain number of failed login attempts,  hackers still have a variety of other methods available to them to gain access to an application, which is why multi-factor authentication is so important. Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security technology that allows a user to log in or perform other transactions only when they complete multiple authentication steps. MFA creates multiple layers of protection that make it harder for any unauthorized user to access an application. If one layer breaks, the attacker still has to break through one or more barriers to get access, which is not an easy task.

Mobile Application Vulnerabilities

Mobile Application Vulnerabilities

Publish Date: December 23, 2020

Businesses rely on mobile apps more than ever. And with social distancing being a new normal, mobile apps are a boon. In order to stay ahead of the competitors, organizations are frequently adding new functionalities to their apps. Sometimes, the app security is compromised in pursuit of adding latest updates. In this edition of expert series, we will discuss the common mobile application vulnerabilities along with their resolutions.

A Guide to Penetration Testing and Cyber Security Risks

A Guide to Penetration Testing and Cyber Security Risks

Publish Date: September 15, 2020

What you don’t know about your software product or your company’s infrastructure should scare you. Every minute that you turn a blind eye to an issue is a minute gained by cybercriminals intent on gaining access to your sensitive data and confidential information. And with more employees working from home, hackers have discovered more ways to infiltrate software and applications.

Application Security Trends in 2020

Application Security Trends in 2020

Publish Date: September 9, 2020

With the year 2020 going rough, don’t let your application security fall flat. In this version of expert series, let’s discuss the important application security trends in 2020 so that you are prepared for security threats that may come your way.

Cybersecurity During Pandemic

Cybersecurity During Pandemic

Publish Date: June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified and product companies are now dealing with unfamiliar situations. Since companies are bound to run their operations remotely, opportunistic threat actors have increased their attacks that has increased the importance of cybersecurity.

Security as a Service (SECaaS)

Security as a Service (SECaaS)

Publish Date: March 25, 2020

Cloud services such as Amazon AWS enable product companies to run their applications using the resources provided on the cloud. There is no need to setup an infrastructure to fulfill their IT demands. In this era of services, scalability, high efficiency, and mobility makes it easier for companies to launch seamless products. Services like SECaaS ensure that system and network security can be managed and monitored with ease.

Cyber Threats: ShieldCast - Fall 2019

Cyber Threats: ShieldCast - Fall 2019

Publish Date: November 20, 2019

Cyber threats and security are finally being seriously addressed due to the volume and intensity of attacks this year. Attackers are getting smarter and finding innovative methods to break down security defenses. With the continuously changing threats to cybersecurity, it’s important to proactively adhere to preventive approaches.

Trends And Best Practices For DevSecOps: ShieldCast - Summer 2019

Trends And Best Practices For DevSecOps: ShieldCast - Summer 2019

Publish Date: August 21, 2019

DevSecOps is an approach of thinking about application and infrastructure security from the beginning. It is mainly about built-in security, and not just the security that functions as a perimeter around apps and data. If security is only taken care at the end of development pipeline, organizations having DevOps may find themselves back to long development cycles which they were trying to avoid. An effective DevOps security needs more than new tools, it builds on the cultural changes of DevOps to integrate the work of security teams sooner than later.

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Our bloggers are the test management experts at QASource. They are executives, QA managers, team leads, and testing practitioners. Their combined experience exceeds 100 years and they know how to optimize QA efforts in a variety of industries, domains, tools, and technologies.

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