Today there are plenty of security tools on the market. It is now more important than ever that the security tools you decide to use work well together. If they don’t, you will not get the complete picture, and you won’t be able to analyze the entire system from a holistic perspective.

This means that you won’t be able to do the right mitigations to improve your security posture. Here are examples of two security tools that work very well together and how they will help you to get a holistic view of your cybersecurity posture.

Debricked – Use Open Source Securely

How is Open Source a Security Risk?

Open source is not a security risk per se; it’s more secure than proprietary software in many ways! With the code being publicly available, it’s a lot easier for the surrounding community to identify vulnerabilities, and fixes can be done quickly.

What you do need to keep in mind, though, is that any vulnerabilities in open source are publicly disclosed and the public to anyone and everyone who looks. This means that if an attacker wants to find a vulnerability in your system built on open source, they probably don’t need to put in much effort. It’s all out there, open for everyone to see.

How does open-source security work?

The most common aspect of open-source security is, like explained above, vulnerabilities. But according to Debricked, there are three main areas to keep in mind: vulnerabilities, licenses, and health.

The main problem that affects all three areas is the fact that the intake of packages usually isn’t preceded by a lot of research. Developers typically don’t have time to worry about bringing new vulnerabilities or non-compliant licenses into the codebase.

Debricked’s tool solves this problem, allowing developers to spend less time on security and more time on doing what they’re there to do – write code. This is done by identifying vulnerabilities and non-compliant packages, suggesting solutions, and finally preventing new ones from being imported.

How can my open-source security be improved when using Debricked’s tool?

As stated above; it enables you to get more control while letting go at the same time. You get a better overview of vulnerabilities and licenses while having to spend less time and energy on manual security work.

Innovative features

Debricked likes to focus on two main things:

First and foremost, data quality. Debricked uses an array of sources, not just the traditional ones, to build their vulnerability database. Their tool is based on machine learning, which helps us find new vulnerabilities faster as well as be more accurate than any human could be. As of right now, debricked scores a precision of over 90% in most of the languages that debricked support, and debricked are constantly looking for new ways to improve.

The latest addition to their offering, so now it’s not even available in the tool yet, is what debricked call Open Source Health. OSH is a way of measuring the wellbeing of open source projects quantitatively. It gives us data on a series of aspects, such as security (how quickly does the project disclose vulnerabilities?), community health (are the core maintainers still active?), and popularity (how many commits have been made the past year, is the number decreasing?) and much much more. It minimizes the amount of time needed for researching a package before importing it and makes it easier to make informed decisions

securiCAD by foreseeti – Continuously Manage Your Security Risk Posture with Attack Simulations

securiCAD by foreseeti is a leading tool for managing your cybersecurity risk posture. It enables users to get a holistic, in-depth view of the cybersecurity risk posture, triage and prioritize the risks, and identify and prioritize the risk mitigation actions with the best risk-mitigating effect. This is done through state-of-the-art price awarded automated threat modeling and attack simulations.

The simulations can be run continuously in your cloud or on-prem environment – providing your security and DevOps teams with continuous risk insights and proactive mitigation action advice. And as the simulations are conducted on digital twins/models of your environments, you do not interfere with your live environment and can test different what-if scenarios and mitigations at no risk in the model.

The science behind the product is based on decades of research at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. SecuriCAD has simplified making sure that you have control over your environment. This is done by preventing breaches by analyzing your configurations, allowing you to detect misconfigurations, potential lateral movements, and prioritize vulnerabilities.

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