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What Questions Would a CISO Ask About Prevoty Runtime Security?

Audrey Sunu | Sep 12, 2016

Dr. Edward G. Amoroso, former CISO
of AT&T and now founding CEO of TAG Cyber, is dedicated to advancing the practice of information security and make best-in-class knowledge available to the community of security leaders. In this excerpt from his new three-part report, he interviews Julien Bellanger, CEO and Co-Founder of Prevoty about runtime technologies and the future of application security.

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Topics: Application Security, RASP, Industry commentary, AppSec, Runtime Application Self-Protection, Runtime Application Security, TAG Cyber

IANS Helps You Get A Grasp On RASP

Audrey Sunu | Jul 20, 2016

The most frequent question we get about RASP is whether or not it is 'enterprise-grade'. With so much noise and fanfare in the cybersecurity industry, it’s hard to distinguish true, scalable innovation from the rest. New technologies undergo some growing pains and are often met with a healthy dose of skepticism before they are adopted as the norm. 

Prominent information security advisory and consulting firm IANS Research took on the challenge of evaluating the efficacy of Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) and recently released a research report called Getting A Grasp On RASP. The report, developed by IANS faculty Paul Asadoorian, provides a much-needed overview of the burgeoning space and parses the pros and cons of these new tools. 

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Topics: Application Security, RASP, Runtime Application Self-Protection, Runtime Application Security, IANS Research

Is the Gap Between IT and Security Professionals the Real Root Cause of Breaches?

Audrey Sunu | Jul 11, 2016

We recently released a report, The Real Root Cause of Breaches, which revealed that there is a damaging divide between general IT professionals and specialized security professionals when it comes to perception and implementation of application security in enterprises. Check out the infographic below: 

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Topics: Application Security, Vulnerability remediation, Information Technology, Security Research

The Future of Application Security Depends On Our Infrastructure

Julien Bellanger | Jun 13, 2016

To say that the future of application security depends on our infrastructure may sound controversial -- especially coming from a runtime application security startup founder.

Don’t get me wrong. Our vision is still the same: application security has to be done at the application layer, and more so than ever, that security must be embedded in the application.

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Topics: Application Security, RASP, Language Security, LANGSEC, AppSec, Runtime Application Self-Protection, Vulnerability remediation, Runtime Application Security, Infrastructure

The Focus Has Shifted: Application Security is in the Limelight

Arpit Joshipura | May 24, 2016

I am pleased to report that after a period of calm, the media is now buzzing with great stories on application security. These stories give great insights, statistics and actionable guidance for CISO and Security executives.

Applications have taken on an important business role, acting as the heart of companies and generating millions of dollars in revenue. But, until recently application security was not a focus. But now, we are excited to see an influx in media coverage around this extremely important topic. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Topics: Application Security, DevOps, Vulnerability remediation, DevSecOps, SQLi, SQL Injections

Hindsight is 20-15: Recent Web Attacks Prove Application Security is Broken

Arpit Joshipura | Apr 28, 2016

A look at the last 6 months of web application attacks show an interesting trend. Hackers are bypassing traditional defenses like firewalls that are based on methods like signatures, heuristics and data flow analysis. This post outlines how these recent attacks were carried out, what could have been done to prevent them, and whether runtime application security would be an appropriate solution for protecting against future attacks (as opposed to traditional perimeter solutions).

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Topics: WAFs, Application Security, Language Security, LANGSEC, SQLi, Data Breaches, Runtime Application Security, SQL Injections

Why Security & DevOps Can’t Be Friends (Or Can They?)

Kunal Anand | Mar 16, 2016

football.jpegLegacy applications are a brush fire waiting to happen. But retrofitting custom code built in the early 2000's is just a small part of the application security problem.

Security hasn’t changed much in the last 10 years. Companies still use pattern matching and pattern-based defenses which aren’t enough to protect websites and company data from the bad guys. Hackers continuously find unique ways to create fuzzing techniques or to perform fuzzing to create new exploits, and a lot of companies can’t run regular expressions, and most can’t use pattern matching to defeat that. 

In order to protect against cross-site scripting (XSS) or SQL injection (SQLi), why not look at application security through the lens of a web browser or a database engine? What if there was a unique way to solve these problems instead of just solving it at the perimeter? Why don't companies protect from within the application where they have access to contacts and important contextual information? Most say it's lag time, or performance issues that inhibit this kind of solution. But I’m not so sure.

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Topics: Application Security, Legacy Apps, DevOps, Language Security, xss, LANGSEC, Pattern matching, Cross-site Scripting, Runtime Application Self-Protection, Vulnerability remediation, Agile Security, fuzzing, DevSecOps, CVE Vulnerabilities, Runtime Application Security, SQL Injections, CSRF

Why LANGSEC for Runtime Application Security? Because Patterns Can't Keep Up

Arpit Joshipura | Mar 10, 2016

Age-old security is broken because it uses antique techniques 

Throughout the past ten years, security methods have remained relatively unchanged. These methods rely solely on signatures, heuristics and dataflow analysis and are focused on defending the networks. The problem is that hackers have learned how to work around predefined network controls. 

The majority of today's firewalls still have to run thousands of patterns to match for known attacks, and false positives and false negatives run high -- making it difficult to determine what is normal. These traditional methods rely on code that is constantly changing. The thing you’re trying to detect is changing because the application itself is always changing, causing solutions to be out of date as soon as they are created.

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Topics: WAFs, Startups, Application Security, RASP, Prevoty Technology, Application Security Monitoring, Signatures, Language Security, Innovation, LANGSEC, Heuristics, AppSec, Pattern matching, Cross-site Scripting, Command Injection, Runtime Application Self-Protection, Data Flow Analysis, Vulnerability remediation, SQL Injections, CSRF

Six Application Security Predictions for 2016

Arpit Joshipura | Jan 22, 2016

This post originally appeared on CSO Online.

2016 is upon us and it is time to review what we think will happen in the world of application security in this fast-paced world. Security is always evolving just as attacks, hacks and vulnerabilities shift and as new technologies enter the landscape. Security must adapt in order to protect businesses, consumers and treasured data. Can today’s security practices achieve security assurances, rooted in sound computability theory? We believe so.

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Topics: Application Security, RASP, Industry commentary, DevOps, Signatures

Hear from the Founders: The WhiteHat Security & Prevoty Partnership [VIDEO]

Audrey Sunu | Jan 19, 2016

As you may have heard, Prevoty and WhiteHat Security have combined forces to offer up a first-in-kind application security testing and automatic runtime protection capability. Recently, we had the opportunity to ask the founders directly: why create a joint offering? How does this shape the way we secure our applications?

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Topics: Company News, Application Security, RASP, Partnerships & Integrations, SAST, DAST