Why Software Testing is Key to DevOps
Testing

One of the major reasons organizations adopt DevOps practices is to accelerate delivery of software to production. This includes deploying more frequently and reducing lead time. However, many organizations fail to include quality components in their practices. This leads to organizations delivering code faster, but unfortunately, that code is just poor. Continuous deployment without quality […]

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DevSecOps: The Solution to the Equifax Problem
Credit Card

By now, most Americans have heard of the breach of over 143 million (and counting) U.S. consumer’s financial data to hackers earlier this month.  A well-published vulnerability in Apache Struts (CVE-2017-5638) was not patched for months in Equifax applications.  This vulnerability was readily available to hackers and exploited against critical systems holding data such as […]

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DevSecOps Means More than Just Automation, It’s a Mindset
Security

When people think of DevSecOps the first thing that comes to mind is automation. A strong DevSecOps environment should employ tools that automate the following: Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Testing, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Monitoring. While automation is certainly important, it’s just as important (if not more important) to build the mindset that “everyone […]

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Generate Parameter Values Dynamically in Jenkins
Single Sign On

I am currently working on implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) for the entire Coveros domain. This project required me to implement a process to add current Coveros employees into our FreeIPA server as well as account for any future employees that will be onboarded. In order to deal with this problem, a script was written which […]

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Make Your Security Testing More Agile
Security

For decades, software security organizations and those that assure security have built processes and procedures around waterfall software development practices. This has often led to security testing being “bolted on” at the end of the process. In addition, many organizations have seen the rise of mindless information security assurance, whereby engineers avoid assessing, understanding, or […]

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Security Scanning in Non-Standard Applications with Burp Macros: Performing the Scan
Burp Suite

DISCLAIMER: Only perform security testing on applications which you have explicit permission to do so. Also, this post shows features for Burp Suite Professional, as the Macros and scanning features are not available without a license. In the previous blog post, I detailed configuring Burp Suite for usage in security testing. Please reference the material […]

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