The perfect union: Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT)

One hundred percent—all of the applications Positive Technologies tested—had some kind of vulnerability. You might think, “Yeah, but how many of those were real, critical vulnerabilities?” Well, ninety-four percent of web applications tested contained a high-severity software flaw. Eighty-five percent of those same applications contained at least one confirmed, exploitable vulnerability.

Code reuse: How to reap the benefits and avoid the dangers

Code reuse (or software reuse) is defined exactly as one would expect: reusing code that already exists either within your organization or externally when developing new software.
The existing code may be reused to perform the same or very similar function. There are varying degrees of code reuse, ranging from repurposing a small section of internal code to relying on large third-party libraries and open-source frameworks.

HAST—Hybrid Application Security Testing

Hybrid Analysis combines the best aspects of the two most common types of application security testing— SAST and DAST—to provide a deeper, more effective look under your application’s hood. SAST tools scour your source code for potential vulnerabilities—from the inside-out—while DAST tools search for exploits accessible by an attacker—from the outside-in.

Security issues with web apps: Why we need to worry – and what you can do

Web application attacks are on the rise, with a 69% increase from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017. There has been a large increase in attacks coming from the U.S., with an increase of more than 200% in U.S.-based attacks on web applications in just one year. If you weren’t worried about security issues with your web applications before, you should be now. This article provides more details on why web application security should always be on your mind, and what you need to do to protect yourself, your business, and your users.