The Benefits of a Complete DevSecOps Platform for Telecom Companies
Telephone companies face a series of challenges when it comes to application security. Some of them are the need for a more robust security culture and the search for suitable solutions to protect user data in the most secure possible way. As in other sectors, a successful attack by malicious agents represents a lot of damage to the institution and its users. And the truth is that the probability of this happening is high - since users' data are of high value to attackers, who use them in scams.
Secure software from the design stage
To reduce the likelihood of a vulnerability being exploited
To identify vulnerabilities all year round, not just during peak traffic periods
For AppSec to become a culture among the security and development teams
When we talk about cybercrime, the telecom industry is one of the most targeted by criminals. After all, leaked data, such as addresses, emails, and other details of users' bills, are valuable in the underground market.
In February 2021, a data leakage exposed the data of 103 million Brazilian people after telecom giants suffered attacks on their systems, compromising the privacy of their customers. Each country has specific laws covering cybersecurity, as well as decrees and norms to guarantee citizens the right to privacy of their data when using the internet.
These laws usually come with penalties for violations. But the damage goes far beyond the initial financial impact - the leaks also cause harm to the operators' image. It is important to reinforce that application security should not be an investment made to comply with standards but a practice to offer products and services with more quality and security for users.
Risk vision and Threat Modeling - Conviso Platform's product Secure by Design identifies scenarios that could cause an attacker to damage your application. This vision enables the identification of security requirements to mitigate or eliminate these scenarios.
Enables proactive management - Secure Pipeline - our ASTO solution - is integrated with code analysis tools, allowing proactive management of each new deployment carried out by the operators' development teams. It also unifies the results, enabling the construction of a vulnerability management process and providing insights for faster and more assertive corrections.
Constant monitoring - Through Attack Surface, Conviso Platform identifies, tests, and constantly monitors the attack surface, preventing security incidents with a proactive approach and always prioritizing security.
In searching for a process that fits the institution's routine, it is common to come across telephone companies that have acquired many tools for development and security teams. Excessing tools, spreadsheets, and processes without an effective and centralized management of all these technologies causes rework and unnecessary expenses.
It covers the entire secure development lifecycle - Conviso Platform is a complete DevSecOps platform comprising five products, each of which plays an indispensable and complementary role in addressing the whole secure development lifecycle and accelerating enterprise AppSec maturity. Beyond preventive and corrective actions, it also helps promote cultural transformation in companies.
It centralizes, leverages, and coexists with other tools - Your team won't necessarily have to put aside the tools they've already acquired. On the contrary - our product supports the leading solutions in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. Our integrations are constantly updated to offer more autonomy to Devs.
Interacts with Conviso CLI, our dev-friendly command-line interface solution that automates several functionalities. Users can access it locally and also within their CI/CD, to run security scan projects (SAST, SCA, IaC, Container); define policies to block the pipeline depending on different criteria.
It conducts security analysis orchestration - Secure Pipeline is one of the five products that make up our platform. This ASTO (Application Security Testing Orchestration) solution integrates with code analysis tools, allowing proactive management of each new deployment performed by development teams. In addition, it unifies the results, enabling an overview of vulnerabilities.
Developers work in a context requiring them to create and deploy software faster than ever. As a result, security teams struggle to keep up with the accelerated speed of software development - and are often seen as an obstacle to deliveries. It ends up causing friction between the teams and low cultural engagement on the Devs' part, suffocated with deliveries. In 2022, when we conducted our survey on the Brazilian application security market, we asked: "Does the company you work for have a specific budget for AppSec?" Of those interviewed, 59.8% reported that there is a specific budget for the area.
It is, therefore, necessary to take the AppSec culture to developers and fight against the wrong and widespread idea that security is an obstacle to development.
See how Conviso Platform can help:
It's a dev-first solution - meaning we created it thinking precisely about the developer's routine, challenges, and obstacles, who gain more significant autonomy. To do so, it fully integrates with the tools used by Devs.
It focuses on awareness and continuous training - Through People & Culture, Conviso Platform offers a training solution in AppSec, with code challenges based on the day-to-day of devs at each telephone operator.
Engagement through gamification - The People & Culture's challenges promote team engagement and actively make learning happen. As a result, it generates even more awareness about the importance of security.
Makes decision-making easier - Through well-illustrated data and insights, our platform offers developers a comprehensive and consistent view of AppSec risk at the corporate level so that they can act quickly and accurately in each type of incident. As a result, telephone operators can work promptly and effectively to avoid possible incidents.
With the mission of supporting the entire secure development cycle and accelerating AppSec maturity in companies, Conviso Platform is a SaaS solution that empowers developers to build more secure applications. To this end, it offers five products based on the OWASP SAMM, the maturity model that defines security practices that meet the entire software lifecycle. Learn more about each of them.