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WhiteHat Security

WhiteHat Security has been in the business of securing web applications for 17 years. Combining advanced technology with the expertise of its global Threat Research Center (TRC) team, WhiteHat delivers application security solutions that reduce risk, reduce cost and accelerate the deployment of secure applications and web sites. The company's flagship product, WhiteHat Sentinel, is a software-as-a-service platform providing dynamic application security testing (DAST), static application security testing (SAST), and mobile application security assessments. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with regional offices across the U.S. and Europe.

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Latest Content From WhiteHat Security

Whitepaper: DAST to the Future

by WhiteHat SecurityJun 23, 2021

If the goal is a breach-free future, we must embrace a DAST-forward approach that protects applications in production.

Whitepaper: AppSec Stats Flash Volume 5

by WhiteHat SecurityJun 23, 2021

Hackers are not always an adversary-they can be heroes too. Read on to learn more.

Research Report: 2021 Application Security Statistics Report Vol. 2

by WhiteHat SecurityMar 15, 2021

The state of application security is rapidly evolving and there is a need for a more frequent analysis of the threat landscape in order to keep up.

Our monthly AppSec Stats Flash report will complement the monthly AppSec Stats Flash podcast. Together, these assets will analyze key data points and trends to determine the current condition of application security within different industries.

In this volume, we discuss:
• How application security, both for web and mobile, can be a multidimensional challenge
• How the data in front of us can be the answers we need to make improvements

Research Report: 2021 Application Security Statistics Report Vol.1

by WhiteHat SecurityFeb 16, 2021

AppSec Insights + Shared Responsibility = Secure Applications

The threat landscape surrounding web, mobile and API-based applications is evolving rapidly. Consequently, there is a critical need for a frequent and periodic analysis of the overall state of application security.

In this month's AppSec Stats Flash, we will dive into the first 3 key metrics when evaluating the current state of application security as well as broach the topic of shared responsibility for security as is implied by DevSecOps.

E-Book: WhiteHat Professional Services Package

by WhiteHat SecurityFeb 16, 2021

It can be challenging to develop and manage an application security program. Whether you are creating your first AppSec program or expanding rapidly and need some expert program management to move security left in your software development lifecycle, we can help.

Benefits of the AppSec Performance Package:
✓ Optimized web application security delivery
✓ Faster go-to-market timelines
✓ Increased visibility into the application
✓ Improved compliance
✓ Secure policy framework for web applications
✓ Reduced attack surface area
✓ Brand confidence

Whitepaper: Addressing Complexity and Expertise in Application Security Testing

by WhiteHat SecurityNov 16, 2020

"...more consideration must be payed to the security of the application.'' - Daniel Kennedy, Senior Research Analyst 451, now part of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Learn about the 'top factors inhibiting the full use of AST tool sets' today in organizations.

Whitepaper: WhiteHat Customer Case Study: Financial Services

by WhiteHat SecuritySep 15, 2020

In this customer case study, we highlight how a top US financial banking organization partnered with WhiteHat Security and scaled their application security program, achieved 100% PCI compliance, and redefined their path to digital transformation. Accelerating innovation with security in mind, the organization caters to consumer and commercial banking. Currently, this well-recognized fintech organization is considered to be at the highest level of AppSec maturity. Discover how they achieved this.

Download to learn how they met their business needs:

  • Ensured stronger application security for enterprise and consumer facing applications
  • Improved and met regulatory compliance
  • Reduced time and resources wasted on triaging false positives

Whitepaper: 2020 Predictions in Application Security, Data Privacy, and Artificial Intelligence

by WhiteHat SecurityJun 17, 2020

In 2019, 12,174 new vulnerabilities were found in commercial and open source software. The total number of breached records were 15.1 billion. This is a 284% spike compared to 2018.

The triumphs, challenges and changes we have experienced, have opened up many opportunities, and our eyes, as to what the future holds for technology, development, and security. Now, in 2020, we are here with a mix of excitement, trepidation, and hope. And this time of year, we like to ask some of the trusted security experts at WhiteHat, as well as our customers and partners, what they believe are the biggest opportunities and challenges the industry will face.

From the continued challenge of software vulnerabilities, to the growing use of artificial intelligence in mitigating cyber threats, here are the top cybersecurity predictions we see impacting 2020 the most.

Download this report to learn:

  • Top cybersecurity predictions impacting application security
  • The growing role of the developer in security innovation and implementation
  • How microservices and containers impact application security and the industry as a whole
  • Survey results from the developer security sentiment study from DeveloperWeek 2019

Whitepaper: Top 10 Vulnerabilities of 2019: A Technical Deep Dive on Software Exploits

by WhiteHat SecurityJun 17, 2020

Applications continue to be a top target for digital adversaries, as more businesses rely on them to drive their revenue and success. And the proof is in the headlines.

It's in the nature of application development that hard deadlines can mean coding errors and are not always addressed before deployment. As a result, it's important to patch vulnerabilities as soon as they are found and by using the right application security tool, software teams can not only build their applications at the right speed but do so securely. In the case of data leaks, not only do they damage a brand's reputation, but they also hurt the privacy of their users.

In this report, we look at the top vulnerabilities of 2019 caused by application-based attacks, coding bugs and errors, then explore the steps organizations can take to protect their applications and their code in 2020.

Download this report to learn:

  • The most prevalent vulnerabilities we saw in 2019
  • The biggest lessons we can learn from data breach events of 2019
  • Deeper information on vulnerabilities like Google Search XSS, Cross Site Leaks, and Cache Poisoned
  • Denial of Service

Research Report: The AI and Human Element Security Sentiment Study

by WhiteHat SecurityJun 17, 2020

How Two Powerful Forces Can Tackle Our Biggest Application Security Challenges

The "AI and Human Element Security Sentiment Study" is based on a survey of 102 industry professionals at the RSA Conference 2020. The research revealed that while over half of organizations use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning in their security stack, nearly 60 percent are still more confident in cyberthreat findings verified by humans over AI.

The survey responses, along with the theme of "Human Element" at RSA Conference 2020, reflect the need for security organizations to incorporate both AI-and human-centric offerings, especially in the application security space. Three-quarters of respondents use an application security tool, and more than 40 percent of those application security solutions use both AI-based and human-based verification.

Download this report to learn:

  • Research findings explaining how AI and ML are best used in application security
  • Why the Human Element in Security is Still Needed to combat Application Vulnerabilities
  • WhiteHat's continued innovation in application security and threat research