Automated Vulnerability Scanning and Reporting Through CI/CD Pipeline

The custom-made solution build by our team ensured that our client’s app is secured by a process of CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery). Thus, users always receive a secure version of the app with every update.

Business challenge

A major European company for building tailor-made software solutions was in need of automated vulnerability scanning and reporting process for their new application.

Transformation

The decision to build the Vulnerability Scanning Tool on top of already developed automated functional backend and frontend tests led to a process of CI/CD of potential Cyber Security risks on regular bases.

Achievements

Fully automated Vulnerability Scanning Process

Increased cyber security defense model with minimum IT budget

90% effective security awareness on threats as SQL Injection and XSS

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Business challenge story

One of the most common web application attacks is those that exploit a cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injections. Our client recognized the importance of having a solution that can automate the process of vulnerability scanning and reporting of their application. Only this way it could be sure for the security integrity of the app.

The client wanted a trusted partner because of the sensibility of the data, that had vas experience with cyber security. This is how ScaleFocus was hired to do the automation tool and to integrate it with the existing processes.

Transformation story

Our specialists consulted the client and advised it to work closely with the Automation team in order to achieve the best results.

The team built an integration with a Vulnerability Scanning Tool on top of already developed automated functional backend and frontend tests. The data generated by the tests was used as a starting point for the vulnerability scanning tool.

This was wrapped in an automation server that was triggered after each deploy of a new version of the customers’ application. A report of the vulnerability scan was issued and shown in a ticket after each run. The report was review by the responsible Security Engineer.

Achievements story

The proficiency of our security team increased the security posture of our client’s application via a custom-made solution. This resulted in:

  • Fully automated Vulnerability Scanning Process
  • Increased cyber security defense model, with minimum IT budget
  • Continues Integration and mitigation of potential Cyber Security risks on a regular bases
  • Gaining up to 90% effective security awareness on threats such as SQL Injection and XSS

About the client

One of the largest European companies for building innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent.