WhiteHat Security Offers Free
App Scanning to Public Sector
January 28, 2020
combat rising nation-state attacks, WhiteHat Security will offer
free application scanning services to federal, state and
municipal agencies in North America. In light of geopolitical
tensions between the United States and Iran, and the upcoming
presidential election, the WhiteHat Security team is offering
its resources, technology and services as part of its civic duty
to defend the nation against sophisticated cyberattacks.
WhiteHat takes the security of the country’s critical
infrastructure seriously and has taken steps to help the public
sector defend itself against these evolving threats.
October 2019: A state-sponsored hacking campaign kicked more than 2,000 websites offline in Georgia, including government and court sites that housed case materials and personal data
December 2019: Unknown digital adversaries stole login credentials from government agencies in 22 countries across Asia, Europe and North America
In the current political
climate, the resilience of domestic public sector cybersecurity
is under increased scrutiny. In targeting the election and
voting process, for example, nation-state adversaries try to
penetrate any attack surface and technology they can access,
including firewalls, endpoint security and network security
solutions, as well as applications and websites (and are often
successful). All areas are potentially vulnerable.
Sentinel Source Essentials Edition, WhiteHat’s entry-level SAST product, which delivers a fast, automated service that scans application source code, identifies vulnerabilities and provides detailed vulnerability descriptions and remediation advice. The discovered vulnerabilities are prioritized according to severity, thus providing guidance on what should be remediated first.