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Manufacturing Organizations’ Answer to Application Security is DAST For Pre-Production | AppSec Solutions for Industries

Due to the sensitive and proprietary information businesses within this industry store and create, it’s not surprising that manufacturing organizations are a frequent target of cyberespionage. Over the past nine years, manufacturing has been one of the five most targeted industries. In most vulnerability classes, the manufacturing industry faces the highest likelihood of exposure, with 69% of attacks targeting applications (49%) or web-applications (20%). In contrast, the remediation timeframe for all vulnerabilities and serious vulnerabilities, manufacturing has had the lowest remediation rates within all industries analyzed. (NTT Ltd., 2021)

In this blog, we will talk about how Vantage Prevent can help provide definitive solutions for critical issues that the manufacturing industry has been battling.

Vantage Prevent is a patented and revolutionary Intelligence-Directed DAST technology that enables developers to discover and resolve vulnerabilities before they reach production — with no security expertise needed.

Ransomware – The Top Threat Within the Manufacturing Industry 

Ransomware has more than doubled in frequency since 2020, making it the third most significant reason for breaches (Verizon, 2021). So the question is, what role does application security play in preventing ransomware? Spoiler alert – it’s to prevent the delivery of the malware in the first place.

Threat actors use malware to exploit systems. Some of the main vectors these threat actors use to organize attacks are: path traversal, SQL Injection, broken access control, SSRF. Coincidently all these types of attacks are listed in the OWASP Top 10.

Within minutes, Vantage Prevent can scan and test for these OWASP Top 10 vulnerabilities and point to the code that might make the system vulnerable. Vantage Prevent easily integrates within the development cycle to stop vulnerable code from getting into production and provides organizations with the best chance to prevent breaches.

Manufacturing organizations need to be less reactive and be more proactive towards AppSec. 

Let’s face it; traditionally doing this has been hard!

Dynamic application security testing in a pre-production environment can take hours and sometimes days! Despite the many benefits DAST offers, no one from development, QA, build engineering, or DevOps want to integrate these scans into their process due to the amount of additional time it adds into the pipeline.

Based on an organization’s AppSec maturity, fixing a problem might not take too long, but figuring out where it is definitely does. Furthermore, having an application with unknown vulnerabilities is a risk that organizations should not take.

Vantage Prevent was designed to fit environments regardless of the organization’s AppSec maturity, effectively removing the barrier to proactively secure applications in their development cycles and it only takes minutes! Because it’s so fast, it can be deployed straight to a developer’s desktop and be included as a step in the build process — regardless of an organization’s CICD maturity.

Yes, we made it that easy!

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