January Newsletter: New
StackHawk Scanner, Shifting
Security Left, and More!

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StackHawk|January 31, 2022

The hottest news in the hawk’s nest including the updated StackHawk scanner, why you should shift security left, and more.

The Changelog: New Features to Kaakaww About

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This month we introduced a new version of the StackHawk scanner that makes it easier to embed application security testing into the developer workflow. 

This updated scanner equips development teams to overcome the trickiest parts of application security testing while giving engineers a more familiar way to interact with StackHawk. 

Highlights of the new release include: 

  • The StackHawk CLI. Users get a new way install and interact with the StackHawk scanner. With a few simple commands users can initialize the scanner, validate the config, and get going with security testing.

  • Configuration Linting. The new scanner is capable of identifying issues in both the StackHawk configuration YAML and OpenAPI specs before a user kicks off a scan.

  • Custom Auth Support. StackHawk can support your team’s one-of-a-kind auth scenario with just a few lines of YAML – meaning better app coverage with less time spent on configuration.

Read the Announcement

Getting Started Guide

What Does "Shifting Security Left" Mean?

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“Shifting security left” has become a buzzword, but the concept of shifting left is not new. At its core, shifting left means taking things that are done toward the end of the software development workflow and moving them earlier in the process. 

When applied to security testing, shifting security left allows devs to fix security bugs faster, security to effectively scale efforts across an org, and overall drives a more efficient delivery of secure software.

Not convinced yet that shifting security testing left is right for your team? Read the blog to find out why this should move up your priority list.

Start to Shift Left

⚡️ Announcing the ZAPCon Speaker Lineup

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The wait is over: you can now view the ZAPCon speaker lineup!

 ZAPCon will kick off on March 8 with a full day of talks from security and ZAP experts such as Jim Manico, CEO and Application Security Educator at Manicode Security, and Simon Bennetts, ZAP Founder and Distinguished Engineer at StackHawk. Then, stay turned for a morning of ZAP workshops on March 9. 

ZAPCon is a free virtual event for ZAP users and those that want to level up their AppSec game. Register now so you don’t miss these exclusive talks and workshops.

See the Lineup

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Other Happenings

📺 Hawk Talks

📖 Reading Material

📽 Virtual Events

 💼 Jobs @ StackHawk

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StackHawk  |  January 31, 2022