Application security

Managing Web Application Security

Coalfire Cybersecurity Team

January 14, 2020
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Web application scanners using dynamic application security testing (DAST) methods are ideal for identifying common vulnerabilities such as cross-site scripting, SQL injection, command execution and more. When used in conjunction with whitebox static application security testing (SAST) results that identify vulnerabilities in the application’s source code, security teams and developers can identify exploits earlier in the software development lifecycle. For many organizations that develop software, however, finding these vulnerabilities is just the first step towards fully integrating security into their DevOps CI/CD pipelines.

Burp Suite is the leading cybersecurity tool for identifying vulnerabilities in web applications and is a favorite tool for penetration testers. Using Burp Suite, security and development teams can automate protection for their organization using scheduled and repeat scans as part of a continuous development process.

With ThreadFix®, our hybrid analysis mapping technology provides organizations with the toolset to merge the scan results from DAST and SAST testing and correlate those vulnerabilities with the network infrastructure that supports them. This allows organizations to prioritize the identified vulnerabilities across their entire asset portfolio and track their progress to resolution.

When Burp Suite and ThreadFix are used together, organizations can prioritize vulnerabilities to resolve more quickly and efficiently. Using the REST API integration between ThreadFix and Burp Suite, automated scans can be driven from ThreadFix, allowing for a more complete integration into DevOps CI/CD pipelines.