If your development teams struggle against security requirements rather than streamlining them via consolidated, unified and optimized approach to DevSecOps, this comprehensive issue brief will pinpoint the sources of friction and clarify the solution.

Modern application development approaches add new complexity to software security, and organizations have historically taken a reactive approach to procuring tools that have resulted in a scattered process that slows DevOps.

In this brief we’ll explore the litany of trends and challenges that SLED needs to and can solve with a unified approach to application security:

  • Demand for rapid application delivery
  • Ransomware and other attacks that target application vulnerabilities
  • Proliferation of IoT devise
  • Cloud-native development
  • Reliance on open-source software
  • Insufficiently trained developers
  • Ad hoc and incomplete toolsets for application security
  • Budget constraints against rising costs

We’ll also delineate what a mature, unified AppSec solution looks like and the technical considerations to properly evaluate tools. Ultimately, streamlining DevSecOps enables organizations to:

  • Strengthen their software security posture by catching vulnerabilities early and often
  • Expedite software development
  • Gain comprehensive visibility into security issues across the software development lifecycle
  • Automate key steps to embed application security into pipelines
  • Incorporate just-in-time training to teach developers secure coding practice at the moments the commit unsecure code
  • Engage and focus development and security teams to achieve your organization’s core mission by supporting seamless DevSecOps


Application security has taken center stage in news-worthy software breaches that have resulted in stolen data and ransom demands, wreaking havoc on both commercial industries, and federal, state, and local government organizations. With billions of dollars in American Rescue Plan funds flowing to state and local governments, the motivation to target government applications is only increasing. Make sure you understand and resolve your software security friction points and strengthen your posture with a centralized, unified, and optimized approach.


Checkmarx for Public Sector

Checkmarx provides our Public Sector customers with a comprehensive platform that allows them to protect their applications early, quickly, and cost-efficiently. Federal, State and Local Governments and Education institutions effectively meet compliance regulations and embed security throughout the software development lifecycle to deliver to prevent security breaches. Checkmarx helps to optimize your DevSecOps program. For more information, visit www.checkmarx.com/public-sector



Checkmarx Application Security Testing Solutions Portfolio


A highly accurate and flexible product that scans uncompiled source code and allows organizations to automatically scan uncompiled/unbuilt code and identify hundreds of security vulnerabilities in the most prevalent coding languages.


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A solution that detects vulnerabilities in running applications under test. Built for DevOps, it seamlessly integrates into your CI/CD pipeline. CxIAST provides advanced vulnerability detection with zero impact on testing cycle times.


An interactive Software Security training platform that sharpens the skills developers need to avoid security issues, fix vulnerabilities and write secure code in the first place.


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