With every company regardless of field beginning to transform into a software company to increase business performance and opportunities, we see exponential growth in the software development team. The growth of the security team, however, unable to keep up with this rapid growth in the number of the software development team as there is shortage of security engineer in the market. Nevertheless, becoming a software company is seen essential by business leaders, thus an organisation is in need for an effective solution. This brings about the hype for Application Security Orchestration and Correlation or in short ASOC solution as the future Application Security.
Over the years, the application security industry continues to evolve to tackle the expansion of vulnerabilities in software development. Organisations are adopting various application security tools such as DAST, SAST and SCA to ensure quality of their applications. Subsequently, In 2019, ASOC becomes a technology at peak in the Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Application Security. Since then, ASOC had shown momentum as a rising solution in the category of application security as the demand for automation and a centralised source of truth that help increase the performance of both development and security team increases.
Adopting ASOC Solution as the Future Application Security
Fundamentally, ASOC is a solution that involves both application security correlation and application security orchestration to streamline various application security tools applied at all development points into a single database. While the adoption of ASOC offers many benefits to organisation, it is very much important for organisation to understand what matters in making their ASOC solution the right future implementation. The following are among those that matter most:
There is no absolute ASOC solution that can meet the long list of demands and needs in organisation. A good ASOC solution is one that is capable in running application security testing regardless of the tools being applied within an organisation. Essentially, an ASOC solution should be platform-agnostic such that they are able to run the right test when needed. Alternatively, ASOC solution requires a flexible architecture that can be adjusted easily according to organisational need.
ASOC solution gathers data about vulnerabilities from multiples security tools. Streamlining them into one database equals to heavy workloads thus an ASOC solution should have high performance to keep up with these workloads.
An ideal ASOC solution not only solve the security team workloads but also reduce the gap between the development team and security team as well as brings value to the stakeholder. Remediation tracking provides an organisation with better understanding on their risk management performance and the risk in their application. Significantly, this enables them to come out with better improvement for future development.
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