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Legit Security: Providing application security posture management from code to cloud

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Legit Security provides an application security posture management platform that secures application delivery from code to cloud and protects an organization's software supply chain from attack. Its enterprise-grade platform helps CISOs, application security and development teams successfully defend against the latest threats to your pre-production development environments and helps ensure governance, compliance, and integrity for every software release. The platform’s ability to auto-discover, analyze and secure from code-to-cloud in a single platform enables it to contextualize security risks, consolidate vulnerability management, and prioritize remediation so that AppSec programs can keep their businesses safe while releasing software fast.

Everything You Need To Know About SDLC Security

Instead of figuring things out as you go along, the software development lifecycle (SDLC) is a formalized process that guides software development from start to finish. Designed to help create consistent and repeatable processes for developing higher-quality software, a formal SDLC is used by most software organizations. While different teams and organizations may have slightly different approaches, most SDLCs follow the same general phases: planning, analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance. 

Planning: It is the first stage in the SDLC and is critical to the success of any software application. During this phase, it’s vital to determine a project plan; identify any requirements, dependencies, and risks; and create an achievable objective.

Analysis: Assessing and defining requirements is also critical to the SDLC. This involves gathering relevant information from customers and cross-functional teams, identifying specific customer-driven functional requirements for the features and functionalities being planned, and aligning them with technical product requirements. An analysis should then be conducted to determine which requirements can be met, and how they should be prioritized.

Design: After the requirements have been identified and vetted, product management and engineering must develop the product architecture. Often, multiple approaches are created and reviewed through several lenses, including risk, cost, and time. Once product and engineering leadership has weighed in, they align on the best course of action for the product.

Development: The development phase is when the code is written. Engineers work to create new source code and/or leverage open source code based on the chosen design and the most effective path forward to build a working version of the software.

Testing: Thorough testing is a must, especially for organizations with a security-first mindset. This phase allows you to identify any vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, or bugs within your software, and mitigate them before release. Doing so helps protect your application from cyber-attacks, helping to keep sensitive data safe.

Implementation: Once all bugs have been addressed, the product is deployed. The outcome is a fully released application that has been thoroughly tested and vetted by your team of engineers in collaboration with security teams.

Maintenance: The SDLC doesn’t stop once a product is live. Ongoing maintenance is required to ensure that the product is functioning correctly and to provide ongoing safety and performance. Iterative changes can also be made to improve existing or add new features, address issues with functionality or usability, and resolve any bugs and/or vulnerabilities as they are identified.

After following all of these steps, organizations will be left with high-quality products that have less vulnerability, meet predefined business objectives, and address customer demands.

Legit’s co-founders initially honed their security expertise at the renowned Israeli Defense Force’s Unit 8200, where they gained real-world security experience with offensive and defensive tactics specific to software delivery pipelines. Later they worked at leading cyber security companies in Israel, until rejoining forces to create Legit Security and develop a purpose-built solution to address one of the world’s most pressing cybersecurity threat vectors.

Legit has assembled security experts across Microsoft, Checkmarx, Ping Identity, Duo/Cisco, and many other organizations to join the company’s mission to secure every organization's software supply chain environment for faster and more secure software releases. Today, Legit Security is on an ongoing quest to help businesses tackle the rising challenges associated with cybersecurity.

According to the Legit Security team, as development became more complex there is an increasing problem of providing security at scale. When there are more engineers and technologies involved, the security teams have to cope with more work, and they have a lot more attack surface to deal with. They are trying to create a new approach to application security where you'll have a holistic checklist of all the mandatory security steps. They will observe them and help implement them to form a secure software development pipeline. Eventually organizations will deploy only software that has gone through all these processes and is approved for deployment and is “Legit”.

The company’s SDLC security coverage monitors incident trends and helps teams to compare the security posture of teams and pipelines. Armed with new tools for compliance reporting and collaborative governance, this helps businesses to stay safe while releasing software fast.

About | Roni Fuchs

Roni is the Founder and CEO of Legit Security. In previous roles, Roni led Product and Business Units at Checkmarx and Microsoft, both after startup acquisition. Roni’s early career was in the Israeli Defense Force’s Unit 8200. In his free time, Roni enjoys traveling with his family and trying different local cuisine.

“Legit allows you to stay safe while releasing software fast by automatically discovering security issues from code to cloud, remediating threats and ensuring the integrity of every software release.”