Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 09, 2014
Security Compass, a leading web and mobile application security firm, announces the official launch of its new website (http://www.securitycompass.com), which provides better access to software security resources and training for enterprises, developers and IT administrators. According to Nish Bhalla, Founder/CEO the new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company's mission and culture: to improve the state of software security.
“Software insecurity is one of the most critical challenges facing the private and public sectors today, and is responsible for a high percentage of the breaches that have taken place,” said Nish Bhalla, Founder/CEO of Security Compass. “This is a problem we’ve known about for years, but it continues to be overlooked by developers, enterprises, even government agencies. Weak software security is a systemic problem, it affects almost everyone - from companies that make software to the rest who simply rely on it. There’s no company or organization out there that isn’t affected in one way or another by this issue. At Security Compass, we’ve developed a number of tools and processes that make it possible for companies to make the third-party software they rely on more secure, and for developers to build highly protected software from the start.”
According to Cenzic’s 2014 Application Vulnerability Trends Report, 96% of all applications tested in 2013 had one or more serious security vulnerabilities. Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report also found that web application attacks constitute a high percentage of all attacks on several major industries, including the news media, financial services, utilities, entertainment, education, etc.
To help counter this threat, Security Compass provides targeted guidance to various stages of the software development lifecycle. In this way, they can create a customized security blueprint for organizations that will significantly reduce their exposure to risks, while also keeping costs low and not interfering with business goals.
Earlier this year Security Compass was nominated as a Gartner 2014 Cool Vendor in Application and Endpoint Security for automated and standardization of security requirements through their product SD Elements. SD Elements is the world’s first secure application lifecycle management (SALM) tool that helps developers build-in security proactively and repeatedly. It effectively eliminates 97% high-risk vulnerabilities from web and mobile applications before completing the development cycle, thereby allowing development teams to produce highly secure apps before launching. The tool provides tailored security requirements, links them to test cases and delivers them into development tools. It also provides coding advice, vulnerability scanners and source code reviews.
In addition to SD Elements, Security Compass has also developed a number of innovative tools and services to enhance cybersecurity at the enterprise level. These include Threat Model Express, ExploitMe and ExploitMe Mobile, and DDoS Strike.
About Security Compass
Headquartered in Toronto, Security Compass is a leading information security firm specializing in web and mobile application security for Fortune 10s-500s, large financial institutions, energy firms, technology/software providers, media companies, retailers and other businesses. Security Compass guides teams in building customized security blueprints based on the industry, software development lifecycle, and business needs to cost-effectively mitigate risks. Website: http://www.securitycompass.com
About SD Elements
SD Elements is a software security requirements management solution. Using a short questionnaire, SD Elements automatically generates relevant security requirements for an application, links them to test cases and delivers them into development tools. When building or maintaining a mature application, SD Elements effortlessly integrates with your development tools and processes to ensure your software is secure. It provides prescriptive, secure coding advice based on your project’s application technology, business and compliance drivers. With SD Elements, vulnerability scanners and source code reviews validate that you have followed requirements eliminating costly vulnerability remediation. SD Elements scales easily to thousands of applications allowing centralized information security teams to positively influence software development across the organization with minimal process change. Website: http://www.sdelements.com.