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Sec In Your DevOps: Adding The OWASP Dependency Check To Your Jenkins Pipeline __FULL__


To trigger the pipeline, commit changes to your application repository files. That generates a CloudWatch event and triggers the pipeline. CodeBuild scans the code and if there are any vulnerabilities, it invokes the Lambda function to parse and post the results to Security Hub.




Sec in your DevOps: Adding the OWASP Dependency Check to your Jenkins pipeline



In this post, I will go through all the process of adding a Static Application Security Testing software to your pipeline in order to scan your code for security vulnerabilities.That Software is Checkmarx.


To use a software like Checkmarx to its best, you have to automate it within your CI/CD pipeline.The point is to check the security of all your repositories everytime you are releasing something (either a major version or on a more frequent basis).


Tell me if you think that adding that kind of solution is something that you are thinking about.And if you are already using it, tell me if you find it useful and if it is improving the level of security of your application.


There are many tools out there that check for outdated software on servers and even update those for you in many different languages and frameworks. Some of them can even be integrated in your integrated development environment and can check and fix these issues before submitting any new code.


Performing those checks frequently will significantly reduce the amount of vulnerabilities in your software after deployment that would need any code changes. It will also give your developers fast feedback about the mistakes being made and how to avoid them.


A Secure SDLC requires adding security testing at each software development stage, from design to development, to deployment, and beyond. Examples include designing applications to ensure that your architecture will be secure, as well as including security risk factors as part of the initial planning phase.- Snyk Secure SDLC


In Unit tests, individual software code components are checked if it is working as expected or not. Unit tests isolate a function or module of code and verify its correctness. We can use tools like JaCoCo for Java and Mocha, and Jasmine for NodeJS to generate unit test reports. We can also send these reports to SonarQube which shows us code coverage and the percentage of your code covered by your test cases.


The security community provides guidelines and recommendations on best practices for hardening your infrastructure, such as the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks and NIST configuration checklists.


One way we can quickly impact the security of our applications is through better dependency management. Whether you develop in Python, JavaScript, Ruby or even compiled languages like Java and C#, library packages and modules are part of your workflow.


Step 2: Once you open the Jenkins download page, you will be prompted to select the platform you intend to download Jenkins. Click on Windows (or other options based on your system). For this Jenkins pipeline tutorial, we will be choosing Windows.


A well-defined Jenkins pipeline can help shorten production times and improve the quality of applications. It provides a definitive structure to your existing building process, committing, automation testing, and deployment.


I hope this Jenkins pipeline tutorial was helpful for you and you were able to create your first Jenkins Pipeline successfully and incorporate automation testing using an online Selenium grid like LambdaTest. Happy Testing!


If you want to continue to scan directories that contain gem files and do so in a way that does not result in an exception due to bundle-audit not being installed, then perhaps changes to -check-core/src/main/java/org/owasp/dependencycheck/analyzer/RubyBundleAuditAnalyzer.java would be required to check if it's installed rather than simply throwing an AnalysisException. This would need to be done in the Dependency-Check core module.


Security is a huge challenge that impacts everyone in the digital world. Securing your business from malicious attacks and even competitors who try to make you feel inferior by pointing out security flaws in your product or service should be a top priority. Due to the increasing amount of cyber threats, there is a growing demand for highly secure apps in the market. By 2030, the DevSecOps market is predicted to grow from its current value of USD 3.73 billion to USD 41.66 billion at a CAGR of 30.76 percent. When using the DevSecOps pipeline to manage software development, you can ensure that security is tested at every stage, allowing you to identify issues quickly and fix them before they harm your brand or bottom line. In this article, we will talk about the most important considerations in building a DevSecOps pipeline in your organization to improve your software delivery process and increase the quality of software delivered to your customers.


DevSecOps represents a sea change in the way companies approach software development. It is driven by the need to build new software quickly that is resilient, agile, and devoid of vulnerabilities. Creating an effective DevSecOps pipeline can help organizations to continuously integrate security testing and feedback into the development process, which ideally results in higher-quality code, fewer security incidents, and faster time to market. A DevSecOps pipeline is an automated approach that enables enterprises to produce secure software throughout the development, testing, and deployment processes. By integrating security, enterprises can minimize the attack surface of their software to lower the risk of exploitation by cyber criminals and hackers. The purpose of implementing a DevSecOps pipeline is to ensure that security loopholes are discovered and fixed before the software is deployed and minimize the potential to cause damage to your infrastructure, data, or users.


Build in quality checks like automated tests for unit integration and acceptance tests to make sure that your CI/CD pipeline is secure. Check pre-built container images for known security flaws as part of the build process.


A DevSecOps pipeline should be continuously monitored at the infrastructure, application, and network levels. This allows DevOps teams to continuously improve their security decisions and stay ahead of the curve. A diverse set of tools & technologies simplifies monitoring at all levels of your SDLC. There are tools and processes in place to monitor networks, hardware, performance, and the status of currently running applications. These monitoring tools scan network activities for security vulnerabilities.


This allows for the seamless integration of security checks into your software delivery CI/CD pipelines and the cloud monitoring solutions used to maintain the performance of your production environment.


Then with Bitrise, you already have a Workflow Editor to build and customize your CI/CD workflows by adding the required Steps in the above design. After adding all the steps, the final Workflow will look like this:


Data Theorem is a leading provider in modern application security with a core mission to analyze and secure any modern application anytime, anywhere. The Step sends the artifacts to Data Theorem: this way the build keeps running, regardless of the result of the analysis. You can analyze open-source and/or third-party SDKs your application uses, secure your code within the CI/CD pipeline, identify security and privacy issues, and so on. Check out this article for more details.


Klocwork works with C, C#, C++, and Java codebases and is designed to scale with any size project. The static analysis nature of Klocwork works on the fly along with your code linters and other IDE error checkers. It is especially good at finding div by zero, null pointer issues, array out of bounds, and the likes, without running the code to test it.


Klocwork can help you adhere to several coding and security standards: CWE, OWASP, CERT, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, and ISO/IEC TS 17961. Users may also add custom checks, although some users found the lack of documentation around the area difficult to maneuver. Klocwork can do pre- and post-check-in analysis as part of your CI/CD pipeline to increase the overall quality of your code.


Reshift is a SAST specifically built for NodeJS. Specialized tools have strengths in knowing they do what they do very well, but they lack some flexibility. Redshift focuses on shift-left security, acknowledging that fixing errors earlier is better. By integrating into IDEs and CI/CD pipelines, Redshift makes sure to test your code as early as when you type it.


Easily add a lightweight security instrumentation to your container images in your build pipeline with policies to govern their runtime behavior around file access, network communications and process activity


DevOps practices emphasize the importance of writing good code: code that works and that is easy to change. You can take advantage of this in your security program, using code reviews and adding automated static analysis tools to catch common coding mistakes and security vulnerabilities early.


Security testing needs to be moved directly into Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery in order to verify security as soon as changes are made. This could mean wiring application scanning and fuzzing into the Continuous Delivery pipeline. It could also mean taking advantage of work that the development team has already done to create an automated test suite, adding security checks into unit testing, and automating security attacks as part of integration and functional testing.


But there is still important value in pen testing out-of-band from the Continuous Delivery pipeline, not only to satisfy mandatory compliance requirements. More important, you can use the results of pen testing to validate your security program, highlighting strengths and weaknesses.


Infosec needs their own view into the pipeline and into the system, and across all of the pipelines and systems and portfolios, to track vulnerabilities, assess risk, and understand trends. You need metrics for compliance and risk-management purposes, to understand where you need to prioritize your testing and training efforts and to assess your application security program.


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