Kiuwan Application Security Blog

Your News Source for Application Security Testing & Related Topics. Our expert blog writers stay attuned with the code security landscape and write about the latests industry trends.

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3 Steps To Better Code

3 Steps To Better Code

No matter the project, no matter the industry, having secure, quality code is a critical factor to an organization’s success. If the code quality is lacking, or if there are significant vulnerabilities, a business risks financial losses and resource drain. IT...

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Accelerate Digital Transformation With Code Security

Accelerate Digital Transformation With Code Security

Organizations are increasingly embarking on digital transformation journeys. The transformation is enabling them to keep pace with the competition,  optimize IT asset security, and meet evolving user expectations. It is helping enterprises sustain and maintain their...

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The Lines of the Security Perimeter are Becoming Blurred

The Lines of the Security Perimeter are Becoming Blurred

The traditional method of mitigating security risks by securing the perimeter is losing effectiveness. As society moves to remote and hybrid work, and as more smart devices are tied into the Internet of Things (IoT), security teams now have to secure multiple access...

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3 Reasons Why Your Should Use Kiuwan

3 Reasons Why Your Should Use Kiuwan

Cyber attacks happen every 39 seconds. The University of Maryland found that these attacks affect almost 1 in 3 Americans every year. As we are adopting digitization more and more, developing secure applications and solutions has become more crucial than ever. Data is...

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Developing Data Security for Finance / Banking

Developing Data Security for Finance / Banking

The average cost of a data breach, according to the Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021 is $161 ($146 in 2020) per record. And the average total cost of a data breach in 2021 is $4.24 million, up from $3.86 million in 2020. The costs of fighting cybercrime, restoring data and services following a breach, lost revenue, and reputation damage are increasing.

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Kiuwan 101

Kiuwan 101

Before jumping on the DevOps security solutions bandwagon, businesses need a Kiuwan 101 introduction to understand which challenges Kiuwan solves and how it makes application security testing a breeze. Keep reading to find out.

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Women Making Digital Waves Throughout History

Women Making Digital Waves Throughout History

The month of March is National Women’s History month and as part of our social campaign we wanted to continue to celebrate this with a special blog! The tech industry is traditionally heavily dominated by men, however there have...

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Overcoming Microservices Architecture Risks

Overcoming Microservices Architecture Risks

Microservices architecture gives developers a flexible, scalable, agile solution for building high-performing apps that quickly deploy. It has been widely adopted because of its game-changing benefits. However, developers must overcome some challenges and risks to implement solutions with microservices effectively. 

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Cloud Native – A Developers View

Cloud Native – A Developers View

Cloud technology has ushered in a new era for businesses, laymen, and the developers who are behind all the applications. Cloud-native technology is essentially about speed and agility, which have become more like necessities for business systems. Of course, at the heart of it all is the cloud infrastructure. Three of the most prominent cloud service providers include Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure.

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The API Security Top 10 List

The API Security Top 10 List

In an effort to increase API security, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) maintains a list of the top 10 security risks.

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How to Safely Leverage Open Source in Your Codebase 

How to Safely Leverage Open Source in Your Codebase 

All major innovations in recent years, including cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence, have been built in open source ecosystems. According Gartner, most organizations use some form of open-source assets within their critical applications. 

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Why Your Team Needs a Security Champion

Why Your Team Needs a Security Champion

Application security testing is the need of the hour for organizations that want to be secure. Although it’s a difficult task, a security champions program can enthuse teams to work together and build secure applications from the ground up.

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Modern Application Development Risks

Modern Application Development Risks

There are many risks to be found in modern application development. Still, development risks can be reduced, if not eliminated, by following DevSecOps practices designed to identify those risks and resolve them before they create problems.

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Data Breaches Are More Expensive Than They Seem

Data Breaches Are More Expensive Than They Seem

Data Breaches are more expensive than they seem, recent reports have shown that ransomware cost much more than they appear on the surface, notifaction, escalation, notifcation, lost business and response costs.

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What the Log4j vulnerability means for your business

What the Log4j vulnerability means for your business

What the Log4j Vulnerability Means for Businesses Most businesses using Apache's open-source Log4j logging framework should already know about the vulnerability in the system. Known as Log4Shell or CVE-2021-44228, this vulnerability requires urgent action. Left...

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Most Severe Cyberattacks of 2021

Most Severe Cyberattacks of 2021

Cyberattacks have become increasingly prevalent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many employees working remotely. In 2020 alone, malicious emails have gone up by 600%. 

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Travis CI | Kiuwan Integration

Travis CI | Kiuwan Integration

Travis CI X Kiuwan Integration   Connect Kiuwan with your Travis CI workflow, this new integration is designed to empower teams to seamlessly add security to any development project. This relatively simple Typesrcipt project can seriously simplify the way teams...

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5 Steps To Enhance Developer Security

5 Steps To Enhance Developer Security

Developer play a crucial role in enhancing security and ensuring high performance throughout the development pipeline. Baking security into the code is more effective and efficient than testing a release candidate after the fact, only to be forced into corrective action.

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The Full Extent of the Twitch Hack

The Full Extent of the Twitch Hack

Once believed to be indestructible, big tech companies like LinkedIn, Adobe, and even Facebook have succumbed to data breaches, hacks, and leaks in recent years.
The latest of these is the hack of livestreaming site Twitch.

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Idera DevTools: Kiuwan Podcast

Idera DevTools: Kiuwan Podcast

In today's episode of the Idera DevOps Tools Podcast, we are joined by Alexander Goodwin & JD Burke of Kiuwan. JD is the Lead Solutions Engineer at Kiuwan and provides us with a complete overview of the value and efficacy of Application Security Testing. Learn more:...

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Creating A Developer First Security Approach

Creating A Developer First Security Approach

92% of organizations do business in the cloud and nearly half of all corporate data is stored in the cloud. Cloud-based business creates efficiencies and cost-savings, but may also prove an attractive target for threat actors.

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DevSecOps Focus: On the Way to Secure Source Code

DevSecOps Focus: On the Way to Secure Source Code

Developer’s concerns should not boil down only to digital infrastructure security. Source code security becomes a very important factor these days. A stand-alone class of tools is in place to test apps for vulnerabilities and bugs during the development process. These...

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Application Security and Ransomware

Application Security and Ransomware

Ransomware changes the landscape of security from reactive to proactive—meaning that the focus of application security is changing from pre-deployment vulnerability testing to ensuring that developers and security teams perform security checks during every stage in the software development life cycle

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Maximizing Development ROI Through DevSecOps

Maximizing Development ROI Through DevSecOps

Managing the software development lifecycle, aka SDLC, can be expensive in most organizations. Anything that slows down development ultimately boosts costs and reduces its ROI. In large part this explains the impetus to integrate security into DevOps approaches and methods.

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Tips for Developing Secure Financial Applications

Tips for Developing Secure Financial Applications

Most financial services providers have an option that customers can use to access various services at their convenience. Unfortunately, security continues to be a cause of concern for anyone planning to enroll in mobile/online banking services.

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Increasing Development Pipeline Efficiency

Increasing Development Pipeline Efficiency

Software development organizations define success by providing the right products to their customers that meet quality, schedule and budgetary constraints.

It includes specification, design, development, testing, quality assurance, building and deployment. Increasing the efficiency of the development pipeline makes happier customers and generates higher profits.

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Post-Pandemic Hybrid Office Models Bring New Security Concerns

Post-Pandemic Hybrid Office Models Bring New Security Concerns

As 2021 reaches its halfway point, many businesses are transitioning back toward more on-premises operations, but some analysts believe that a hybrid workforce will be the new normal. In a hybrid model, the workforce is made up of both on-premises and remote workers, with many of those workers splitting time between home and the office.

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Are Some Programming Languages More Secure than Others?

Are Some Programming Languages More Secure than Others?

Security-related bugs can turn up in any programming language, but some are more prone to issues than others. Some newer languages are designed to make such errors harder. Others have “features” that are convenient but encourage coding that’s easy to exploit.

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Prestidigitation: the Heart of Social Engineering

Prestidigitation: the Heart of Social Engineering

Social engineers use many of the same techniques to create an illusion in order to gain a victim’s trust and trick the person into doing their dirty work. They are essentially magicians, with the intent to derive some direct value by deceiving victims.

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The 2021 CISSP Exam and Application Security: What’s Changed?

The 2021 CISSP Exam and Application Security: What’s Changed?

CISSP is one of the most prestigious vendor-neutral information systems security leadership certifications. The certification is a credential that signifies its holder possesses professional experience and demonstrates a high level of knowledge across information systems security domains.

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The State of Mobile App Security 2021

The State of Mobile App Security 2021

The ever-increasing popularity and use of smartphones dwarfs that of more conventional computing devices, such as desktop, laptops, tablets and so forth. Here are some numbers to put things in perspective: according to Statista the total number of mobile...

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The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

The Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

On May 7, Colonial Pipeline had to shut down its pipelines due to a ransomware attack. Colonial is a major oil pipeline operator in the southern and eastern United States. Its pipelines extend from Texas to New Jersey and reach Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

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