SecureBuild – Go Beyond the Code to Reduce Software Risk
Development teams constantly deal with rapid release cycles, dozens of technologies, and relentless threats. They generally want to address these challenges in a secure way but are not sure how (or why).
SecureBuild combines CBT with AppSec cyber ranges to make security approachable. By mastering competency in a real-world environment, teams build confidence and security just becomes a natural part of the software assurance process.
SecureBuild covers all design, implementation, verification activities
Ideal for Software & Development Teams
Reduce Code Risk in Deployment
With SaaS, the cloud, and continuous release, the line between development and deployment is munged.
Understanding how code flaws propagate into attack vectors changes mindsets
from “Why would anyone do that?” to “That’s a problem – I need to prevent it!”
- SDLC phases: requirements, design, coding, verification
- Platforms: Android, iOS, AWS, Azure, Web, Linux, Embedded, IoT, DB
- Standards: PCI DSS, OWASP, CWE
- Environments: Web & Mobile applications
- Focus: code- and design-level vulnerabilities, OWASP Top Ten, data protection
- Attacks: XSS, SQLi, role-based, business logic
- Gameplay: No tools needed. Learning Labs, hints, and cheat sheets ensure all skill levels can compete
Whose Got Real Talent?
While CBT and gamification do a great job ramping up knowledge, pre-determined outcomes make it harder to assess actual security acumen.
Cyber ranges incorporate real-world vulnerabilities that can be exploited in several ways, just like hackers do.
Our sophisticated scoring engine doesn’t rely on syntax or pattern matching. To earn points, players need to demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge correctly.
But Do My Developers Need to Know how to Hack?
The goal of our cyber range is not to turn developers into pen testers but to make them offensive-minded. Hacking is the most accurate way to gauge if teams can recognize poorly implemented security principles. If they can’t, they’re likely making the same mistakes.
For example, if a developer can’t conduct a basic SQLi attack, they might not understand:
- How databases get exploited
- Security principles like input sanitation and trust no data
- How to implement code-level mitigations like blacklisting
Reporting & Measuring
As a starting point, you can baseline against industries and/or roles.
Detailed reports make it easy to gain insight into individual and team performance, allowing you to:
- Fill gaps identified in the cyber range with specific courses
- Track against key performance indicators and goals
- Measure staff risk over time