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Material Change Detection

Imagine If…

Your Change Management process could automatically identify, prioritize, and help you remediate the risks that matter.

With Apiiro, you can…

Identify material changes that introduce risk to your apps & infra using context from across the entire SDLC. Apiiro takes an entirely new approach to analyze and correlate data from design to code to cloud to move beyond Application Security and give you insights into Multidimensional Application Risk.

A material change is an update that has the potential to introduce significant risk into application, infrastructure or open source code, but it cannot be identified by looking at the code alone. It requires analyzing a number of contextual factors, from developer metadata to the business impact of the change. Apiiro analyzes and correlates data from Design to Code to Cloud, including:

  • Code (e.g., application code, Infra-as-Code, open source code)
  • Contributors (e.g., developer experience, behavioral patterns, and locations)
  • Metadata (e.g., Jira tickets, commit messages, Pull Request discussions, and deployment locations)
  • SSDLC Processes (e.g., Risk Assessments, Security Code Reviews, and Pen Tests)
  • Third-party tools (e.g., SAST, DAST, IAST, SCA and API Gateways)

With Apiiro, Security can move beyond a “check the box” and vulnerability scan-driven mentality so you can focus on actual risk reduction.

The Challenges with today’s Change Management

The purpose of Change Management is to understand, control, and adapt to change. In the security field, this requires an understanding of how each change will impact the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the system. In order to be effective, the Change Management process needs to include all information that may impact or be impacted by the change. For today’s applications, Change Management systems that are based on self-attestation are meaningless, and Change Management systems that focus only on code or cloud environments don’t make sense. For example, if you have a SQL injection vulnerability in an application, it matters if the application stores or processes PII, if it’s Internet-facing, and if it’s protected by an API Gateway with the appropriate authentication and authorization controls. The “system” comprises the entire SDLC, from design to code to cloud.

Today, there is too much of a focus on vulnerabilities detected by scanning tools. Organizations often have policies that all vulnerabilities with a certain score – or vulnerabilities of a certain type – need to be fixed before code is deployed to production. It doesn’t matter if a vulnerability is in an unimportant section of the code and completely unexploitable or if it can expose sensitive information to the Internet. Ineffective Change Management leads to misunderstanding the risk and impact of a change on the business. In some cases, high-risk changes with a tangible business impact can be missed. This can lead to:

  • Financial losses
  • Impact on brand and reputation
  • Legal exposures

The Bottom Line:

Apiiro is pioneering the concept of “material changes” in order to focus you on the risks that matter.

Without Apiiro With Apiiro
Timing Periodically Continuously
Based on Limited vulnerability scans Comprehensive Cross-SDLC analysis
Prioritization Vulnerability-based Risk-based

Take Action

Identify and manage the material changes that introduce risk to your apps: Book a demo today!