CI/CD pipelines are complex systems with multiple stages, from code integration and testing to deployment and monitoring, making them susceptible to vulnerabilities that can result in significant data breaches and compromises. A recent survey highlighted that around 40% of IT professionals in the software industry acknowledged the risk of CI/CD toolchain exposures to their organizations.

AI Web Security helps you detect possible vulnerabilities in your CI/CD pipelines, both in-cloud and on-premise, and prevent unauthorized access to your business-sensitive data.

What is Security in CI/CD?

Security in CI/CD involves integrating security practices and tools throughout the Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities early in the development process, ensuring the delivery of secure and reliable software. Security solutions in CI/CD pipelines play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of software throughout the development and deployment process. Security practices such as Source Composition Analysis (SCA), Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), stringent access controls, secrets management, registry scanning, and runtime security are integral to safeguarding the CI/CD pipeline from potential vulnerabilities and threats.

Why Do You Need Testing?

By integrating security testing throughout the continuous integration and continuous deployment process, organizations can identify and address security issues early in the development lifecycle, reducing the likelihood of costly breaches and data compromises. This approach not only enhances application security but also fosters a culture of security awareness and compliance, ultimately safeguarding company assets, maintaining customer trust, and ensuring the integrity of the software delivery pipeline. Emphasizing security testing in CI/CD pipelines enables organizations to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats, mitigate risks effectively, and deliver secure, high-quality software to end-users.

What are the steps of CI/CD Security?

We offer our services in integrating the following security testing steps into your CI/CD pipeline:

  • Pre-commit check to inspect the snapshot of your code that is about to be committed, ensuring that it meets certain criteria or standards before being added to the repository.
  • Static Code Analysis Tools (SAST) to scan source code for security vulnerabilities like SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), and insecure authentication mechanisms, providing immediate feedback to developers for timely resolution.
  • Dynamic Analysis Tools (DAST) to assess the application’s security while running, testing for runtime vulnerabilities, API security, and conducting penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities in real-time scenarios.
  • Dependency Scanning of third-party libraries and dependencies for known vulnerabilities using tools like OWASP Dependency-Check to ensure that outdated or insecure dependencies are promptly addressed.
  • Container Security scanning tools to check container images for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations before deployment.
  • Automation of Security Testing with tools like OWASP ZAP, SonarQube, Fortify OpenText, Cyber Chief, and Nessus to automate security testing within the CI/CD pipeline.

Why AI Web Security?

At AI Web Security, we are proud of our day-to-day experience with implementing and supporting security testing tools into our customers’ CI/CD pipelines. Our team has multi-year experience in creating and deploying environment for code deployment with security testing being an integral part of the pipeline. For getting a quote about Security Testing in your CI/CD please contact us via the form below.

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