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Press Release: Outpost24 partners with Adversary to boost DevSecOps knowledge

New partnership allows developers to gain insight into the hacker mindset and apply secure coding standards to web application development

London, UK – June 27th, 2019 - Outpost24, an innovator in identifying and managing cyber security exposure, today announced a new partnership with Adversary, a hands-on, fun and effective security training for Developers, which educates them on cyber security risks and will encourage them to adopt secure coding practice when developing new web applications. The partnership complements Outpost24’s application security testing solutions to reduce the attack surface across the SDLC by identifying and remediating vulnerabilities before they put organizations at risk.

According to the Verizon DBIR 2019, web applications continue to be the number one attack vector for data breaches. This not only highlights the importance for organizations to frequently assess the attack surface of their web applications and keep up with the latest patches, but also the need to ensure security of applications is baked into DevOps from the beginning. The new partnership between Outpost24 and Adversary will empower developers and organizations to shift left and adopt secure coding practices early in the application development lifecycle.

“As organizations are under pressure to deliver or release new web applications on a daily basis, they need to ensure they are not compromising security. This involves taking a secure by design approach by building security into the foundations of the development cycles, limiting the cyber risks faced by users. With the global cost of a data breach averaging at $3.86 million (Ponemon Institute 2018), it’s far better to correct software vulnerabilities before production to save your money and time down the line,” said Simon Roe, Product Manager at Outpost24.

“Our new partnership with Adversary provides a nuclear option to shift left by providing an engaging way to get secure coding practices in from the begining.”

Adversary is a hands-on training platform which allows its users to assume the role of the hacker in real-world scenarios. The platform helps reduce security risks by keeping developers up-to-date with the latest threats and attacks, while providing advice on how to reduce vulnerabilities such as OWASP Top 10. When implemented in conjunction with Outpost24’s suite of application security testing products, organizations can easily understand the threats, scenarios and mitigation actions they need to take to secure their entire Software Development Lifecycle, through continuous assessment and monitoring of their applications.

“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Outpost24 as it will help tackle a growing security issue many organizations are facing today. By integrating security to the beginning of the application development process and helping developers understand more about attacker tactics, organizations can significantly reduce security risks, save money and improve efficiencies,” said Steindór S. Guðmundsson, CEO at Adversary.

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About Outpost24

Outpost24 is a leading cyber assessment company focused on enabling its customers to achieve maximum value from their evolving technology investments. By leveraging our full stack security insights to reduce attack surface for any architecture, Outpost24 customers continuously improve their security posture with the least effort. Over 2,000 customers in more than 40 countries around the world trust Outpost24 to assess their devices, networks, applications, cloud and container environments and report compliance status for government, industry sector, or internal regulations. Founded in 2001, Outpost24 serves leading organizations across a wide range of segments including financial and insurance, government, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing.

About Adversary

Adversary, headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, builds an online, hands-on cybersecurity training platform for development teams. Adversary helps companies minimize the risk of data breaches by equipping them with the knowledge needed to avoid costly attacks before they happen. The platform puts trainees in the shoes of the hacker as they complete training missions, earn points, and advance to harder missions. This hands-on approach to training teaches IT professionals about why vulnerabilities such as OWASP top 10 arise and how to avoid them from occurring.

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