As the demand for speed delivery in software development increases, the security team is flooded with bigger challenges in tackling the growing numbers of vulnerabilities as well as managing the multiple tooling complexities. In the recent years, since 2019, Application Security Orchestration and Correlation (ASOC) had been named as the most potential platform or tool in assisting the security team with the challenges. ASOC which is a category of Application Security solution offers many benefits in the security efforts. What are the benefits of ASOC?
Continuous and Automated Scanning
One of the most crucial benefits of ASOC is that it offers running automated security scanning at scheduled intervals for every a security tool applied in the CI/CD pipeline. This allows the developer team to dismiss individual scanning and obtain the findings they need from a single platform.
Single Source of Truth for Centralised Vulnerability Management
The evolution of Application Security industry leads to the adoption of multiple tools in software development. Undeniably, adoption of different tools is crucial as there will never be an ultimate cyber security efforts solution. While various tools provide more insights to the security team as they bring different findings in different formats, the team need to deal with duplicate results where different resources of application security tool detects the same vulnerabilities. With ASOC, the security team are able to get better insights as the duplicated and false positive results are removed through correlation and orchestration.
Enhance Resources Allocation and Better Remediation Prioritisation
With multiple application security tools at hand, security team is burdened with various results with different risk priority and even false positive results. ASOC improves resources allocation by providing critical prioritization of result by enabling the security team to provide the development team with accurate information on which vulnerabilities need the most attention and require immediate remediation action.
Improve risk management through better risk understanding
ASOC solution not only gives remediation guidelines but also tracks the remediation action to identify whether the vulnerabilities has been fixed or not. Importantly, ASOC offers better risk visibility, from application security activities to the metrics of team performance in management of vulnerabilities. This enables the CISOs and development team to detect the highest-risk projects in their application portfolios and better understand their performance in securing their applications as well as improve them accordingly.
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