A Getting-Started Guide to Improving Security with Open-Source Static & Dynamic Security Scanners

As open-source software becomes increasingly common in the infrastructure of businesses, it is essential to ensure the security of the software being relied upon.  An increasingly popular cyber security solution is open-source SAST (Static Application Security Testing) and DAST (Dynamic Analysis Security Testing) security scanning, which give IT technicians and developers the ability to access the code of a certain piece of software to remove threats or improve the strength of its security. 

Software scanning tools allow developers and users to scan the code of the programs they are using to check for security flaws.  The two types of security tools, SAST and DAST, each have their strengths and weaknesses.

Running these tools (and your wider organizational systems) through an open-source operating system like Linux will provide you with additional security and peace of mind and increase control over your hardware infrastructure.

This is what you need to know about SAST and DAST on Linux and why it is important for your organization.

What Is Open Source Security?

Open-source is software that is accessible to outside users, who can change or share the source code at will. The source code, which open source refers to, is what can be used by developers or technicians to modify the nature of the software. This is used to improve performance, eliminate any technical gremlins, or bolster security. 

Naturally, open-source security allows you to be incredibly flexible with your security processes because you can immediately dive into the software and fix

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