Application Security Testing solutions are adapting to Agile and DevOps methodologies by integrating deeply into the SDLC, addressing newer and more complex applications, incorporating machine-learning into their offerings to filter out false positives, and providing software composition analysis of third party and open source code.
Hacker-powered security is undergoing rapid expansion, not just among the tech fast movers, but among government, e-commerce, retail, and gaming companies.
Static and Dynamic Application Security Testing (SAST / DAST) are application testing solutions. SAST tools are typically used early in the SDLC to test byte code and source code for vulnerabilities. DAST testing happens when applications are running, and they are designed to work inside an application and detect vulnerabilities.
Static and dynamic testing can help assess specific risks; developers should check for insecure code directly in their workflows. With the right tools and resources, it is possible to design secure architectures and create secure code that doesn’t impact the user experience or slow down development.