Five Factors to Look for in an Application Security Solution

This article was originally published on the Checkmarx blog. To read the original in its entirety, click HERE. The process of writing code (and the code itself) has changed dramatically: functionality and end-goals for code execution are lightyears ahead of…

Four Best Practices for Secure App Development in AWS

This article was originally featured on the Checkmarx blog. Click HERE to read the original in its entirety. The advantages of cloud-native applications in an AWS deployment are well understood. AWS delivers flexibility, scalability, usability, and so much more. But,…

Colleges and Universities – the Next Big Target for Ransomware Attacks

The past few months have been witness to two massive ransomware attacks that have impacted organizations that are part of our country’s critical infrastructure – the attacks against the Colonial Pipeline Company and JBS, one of the country’s largest meat…

AppSec Takes Center Stage in Biden Cybersecurity Executive Order

On May 12, 2021, the Biden White House released an Executive Order focused on cybersecurity that it hopes will make significant strides in addressing one of the largest challenges that many of today’s federal government agencies and military organizations are…

Government AppDev Leaders Explain the Benefits and Risks of APIs and IaC

On Thursday, May 20, the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology – a cybersecurity-focused think tank – brought together leaders from across the federal government and military to discuss an incredibly important topic – the benefits and risk factors that new…

Managing the Risks of Open Source Code

Most organizations with in-house development teams maintain their own code bases. Their developers write most of the code for those codebases themselves. However, they may choose to add third-party open source code to their codebases, for several reasons. The most…

AppSec and SLED – Shifting Left to Solve Deep Challenges

This article originally appeared on the Checkmarx Blog. Click HERE to read the original in its entirety. For state governments, local governments, and education agencies – a cohort often referred to as the SLED sector – there has perhaps never…

DevSecOps and Security Automation – Making Application Security a Part of Development

In my previous article on the GovDevSecOpsHub, I examined the need for identifying and eliminating application-level cybersecurity vulnerabilities – such as those found in IaC and APIs – and explained why application security is becoming such a difficult challenge for…

Two New Attack Vectors Creating an AppSec Imperative for Development Teams

As digital transformation initiatives sweep across the government and military, the role of software continues to grow and increase in importance. Today, every government agency and military organization is looking to embrace applications that can make their workforce more effective,…

How the Air Force and SSA Navigate the (Sometimes Bumpy) Road to DevSecOps

Software and applications have taken on an outsized role in today’s government – helping agencies and military organizations more effectively and efficiently accomplish their missions and service constituents. But to keep pace with innovation, stay ahead of adversaries and keep…

 

 

 

We launched GovDevSecOpsHub to focus on the next evolution of application development, DevSecOps, which brings cybersecurity teams and tools into the development process sooner so that applications are more secure and safeguarded against cyber threats.

In  GovDevSecOpsHub we’ll look at the evolution from traditional software and application development to the DevOps model. We’ll talk about the importance of moving from DevOps to DevSecOps. We’ll highlight the technologies and cultural changes necessary to make this shift happen. And we’ll profile government organizations and executives that are the “boots on the ground” as the government pivots towards the DevSecOps model.