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Startup Cybersecurity Guidelines: What's needed in your Growth Stage?

May 8, 2020 3:01:01 PM / by Jan Wiederrecht posted in Startup, Cybersecurity


You are running a startup and want to get started on cybersecurity? You just joined a startup and want to implement the first cybersecurity measures? You are interested what cybersecurity activities should be implemented at a particular growth phase of a startup?

You have come to the right place.

From our experience as a cybersecurity startup ourselves and the countless advice we have given to friends, colleagues, and customers, we have summarized our advice into one blog post. First, we will help you to understand what growth phase is most applicable to you. Second, we cover the four growth phases and the applicable growth phases in detail. Third, we will give you an overview over the cybersecurity measures.

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What is DevOps? (The non-technical FAQ)

Apr 24, 2020 2:11:20 PM / by Jan Wiederrecht posted in DevSecOps, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, continuous Security


This FAQ will answer your most burning questions about DevOps.

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Crashtest Security Announces new Features to Easily Scan Modern Web Apps

Apr 2, 2020 7:00:00 PM / by Jan Wiederrecht posted in WebApplicationSecurity, DevSecOps, Startup, JavaScriptScanning


Launch Addresses Agile Security Needs:
Full-blown-SaaS features, Improved and Cleaner Design, JavaScript Scanner

Munich, April 2nd of 2020

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JavaScript Applications: The challenges of automated security testing

Mar 25, 2020 5:00:00 PM / by Jan Wiederrecht posted in WebApplicationSecurity, DevSecOps, JavaScriptScanning, continuous Security


According to the most recent StackOverflow Developer Survey, JavaScript is the most popular programming language amongst professional developers (69,7%). Most modern apps use this frontend technology to dynamically load content from the backend based on the user behavior or other events.

This blog article will explain the differences between JavaScript (Single Page) and traditional (Multi Page) web applications. Afterwards, we will explain the specific difficulties of Single Page applications (SPAs) from a security perspective. Finally, we will address the challenges of automating security tests for SPAs.

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SecDevOps - No agility without security

Aug 17, 2018 2:29:00 PM / by Jan Wiederrecht posted in DevSecOps, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, continuous Security


The concept of DevOps and agility is nothing new for most companies and developers circling the sun. The most well known frameworks (e.g. Scrum, XP etc.) are applied in many development teams and lead to a number of benefits for teams, companies and customers. Evidence shows that agile methods cause better performances in comparison to the outdated waterfall method. For many companies the outdated waterfall method is the largest contributor to project failure. Another problem with traditional step-by-step programming is that products do not exactly meet the demand of customers and need to be redesigned which takes time and costs money. Through DevOps, development teams work closely with the customer and need to adjust fewer things at the end of the project.

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