StackHawk announces native dynamic application and API security testing for GitHub

StackHawk’s DAST solution spots vulnerabilities within developers' GitHub projects

StackHawk has announced a dynamic application and API security testing (DAST) solution for GitHub, an industry-first. 

The application security testing firm has integrated its proprietary DAST software with GitHub code scanning.

Code Scanning, one of GitHub's Advanced Security features, helps developers pinpoint security vulnerabilities and coding errors. The addition of StackHawk’s DAST solution to CodeScanning will enable engineering teams to test running applications, services, and APIs “for the same vulnerabilities an attacker would exploit, with results available directly in GitHub.”

Vulnerabilities may include SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF), and more. Built on zed attack proxy (ZAP), StackHawk also offers fixes for securing findings. 

"GitHub is the central tool for developers and engineering teams," says Joni Klippert, founder and CEO of StackHawk.

"We built StackHawk to bring application and API security testing into the hands of developers. Our integration with GitHub Advanced Security simply furthers this mission, making it easier for teams to efficiently deliver secure applications."

StackHawk can be used alongside GitHub’s native security tools, including CodeQL for semantic code analysis and Dependabot for software composition analysis (SCA), among other third-party SAST and SCA offerings.

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“DAST has long been a leading method of testing for potential vulnerabilities. By executing security tests against the running application and services, this form of testing surfaces exploitable vulnerabilities in the same way an attacker or security researcher would uncover them. With the advent of DevOps, however, DAST tools have not kept pace with the speed of modern software delivery. StackHawk has revolutionized DAST, bringing this proven security testing approach to CI/CD automation and developer workflows,” added StackHawk.

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