With Alkemist, developers can now integrate protections for compiled code into the build and deploy toolchains easily without code analysis, vulnerability scans, and manual fixes.
As a Developer, you are charged with removing security from its silo and incorporating it into the software development lifecycle, as well as
- Addressing the need for proactive security rather than reactive remediation following a data breach or malware attack;
- Providing the ability to detect and fix security issues earlier in the development process, which reduces the cost of identifying and correcting them;
- Enabling the implementation of security through the entire continuous integration continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline; and
- Allowing for speed of delivery and compliance at scale.
Ultimately, the automation of software tools, services, and standards through DevSecOps helps organizations and government agencies to deliver applications more rapidly while also incorporating security into the process. Many Developers believe that combining automation with security is the best way to orchestrate workflow, scale effectively and achieve cyber resilience.
The requirement then is for automated binary security that can be easily applied to the cloud as well as to container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes and Docker Swarm. In today’s connected, distributed, virtualized computing environments, it’s rational to assume that networks will be breached. Having cyberhardened binaries can protect both hardware and software.
RunSafe Security’s Alkemist hardens software binaries using RASP and MTD techniques. (See How It Works.) The process is termed cyberhardening, and it combats memory corruption errors and buffer overflow exploits – the weaknesses that attackers typically use to gain control of embedded systems and devices. This cyberhardening process can be easily integrated into the DevSecOps pipeline. It’s the essence of introducing security earlier in the software development lifecycle, thereby minimizing the number of exploitable vulnerabilities.
How are we putting “Sec” in DevSecOps?