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The Largest Threat Surface for Classified Information & CUI…

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Constantly Evolving Threats

The cyber domain is a critical battleground in which the US must be able to operate effectively to defend itself. However, the challenge is that the threat landscape is constantly evolving, making it difficult for U.S. defense organizations to keep up with the latest techniques and tactics used by cybercriminals.

Complex Regulatory Framework

Information security in the defense industry faces regulatory complexities, posing challenges for U.S. defense organizations. Compliance with regulations like FedRAMP and DFARS demands time, resources, and expertise, hindering operational efficiency. Moreover, compliance doesn't guarantee strong security practices, intensifying the challenge.

Limited Availability of Skilled Personnel

The demand for skilled cybersecurity personnel is on the rise, but there is a shortage of qualified individuals who can effectively manage the security of critical systems and networks. This makes it challenging for American defense organizations to build a capable and sustainable cybersecurity workforce.

Rapid Technological Advancements

Technological advancements are happening at an unprecedented pace, making it difficult for defense organizations to keep up with the latest developments in cybersecurity. This challenge requires constant training and upskilling of personnel to ensure they have the knowledge and skills necessary to defend against the latest threats.

Balancing Security and Accessibility

In today's connected world, it is essential to balance security with accessibility. This presents a unique challenge for American defense organizations, as they need to ensure that sensitive data is protected while also enabling personnel to access the information they need to carry out their duties.

Cultural Shift

Information security is not just a technical issue but a cultural one as well. American defense organizations need to cultivate a culture of security that is ingrained in the way personnel think and act. This requires a shift in mindset that can be challenging to achieve, especially in large organizations with diverse personnel.

Deeply Secure Zero Trust

The Zero Trust model requires a fundamental shift in the way security is approached, and a comprehensive training program is essential for successful implementation.

Workload Identity: Protecting the Nation's Cyber Borders

Workload identity is critical for establishing trust in a zero trust environment. By ensuring that each workload has a unique identity, organizations can control access and reduce the risk of unauthorized access. This technology helps U.S. defense organizations protect the nation's cyber borders by preventing malicious actors from accessing sensitive information.

Policy-as-code technology allows defense organizations to codify policies and enforce them consistently across the entire IT infrastructure. This approach enables rapid policy changes and helps ensure that security policies are aligned with national security objectives. By adopting policy-as-code, U.S. defense organizations can safeguard national security by ensuring that all systems and applications comply with the latest security policies.

Policy-as-Code: Safeguarding National Security

AuthZ-as-Code: Protecting Military Operations

Authorization-as-code technology enables U.S. defense organizations to codify access control policies and implement them consistently across the entire IT infrastructure. This approach helps prevent unauthorized access to military operations and sensitive data, reducing the risk of security incidents. AuthZ-as-code is a vital tool for protecting military operations and ensuring the safety of the nation.

mTLS and mutual authentication technology is essential for ensuring that only authorized entities can access sensitive information. This technology establishes secure communication channels between systems and ensures that each entity can verify the identity of the other. mTLS and mutual authentication play a critical role in keeping the nation's secrets safe by preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data.

mTLS & Mutual Authentication: Keeping the Nation's Secrets Safe

OAuth & OIDC: Defending Against Cyber Threats

OAuth and OIDC are critical technologies for defending against cyber threats. These technologies enable secure third-party authentication and authorization, reducing the risk of credential stuffing and other common attack vectors. By adopting OAuth and OIDC, U.S. defense organizations can defend against cyber threats and protect the nation's security.

Continuous monitoring is essential for maintaining cybersecurity readiness in a zero trust environment. This technology enables U.S. defense organizations to detect and respond to security incidents in real-time, reducing the impact of potential attacks. By implementing continuous monitoring, defense organizations can proactively identify and address security vulnerabilities, ensuring that they are always prepared to defend against cyber threats. This technology helps maintain cybersecurity readiness, ensuring that the nation's defenses remain strong and secure.

Continuous Monitoring: Maintaining Cybersecurity Readiness

A developer-driven training platform that emphasizes hands-on defensive cybersecurity training is the only real solution to the zero trust security challenge. Such a platform should provide a practical approach to security training that focuses on real-world scenarios, allowing personnel to gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify and respond to potential security threats in a zero trust environment.

Only through effective and practical training can organizations build a strong and sustainable zero trust security posture.
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From the analyst to the engineer, administrator to CTO, AppSecEngineer offers training to help teams develop a deep understanding of secure coding practices and their application across the full-stack, from front-end development to back-end infrastructure. This comprehensive approach equips defense personnel with the necessary skills to identify and mitigate security threats at every layer of the technology stack.

Hands-On Learning Labs and Cyber Ranges

AppSecEngineer provides access to practical scenarios and learning labs to help trainees apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations. Cyber ranges enable defense personnel to test their newly acquired skills and techniques in simulated attack scenarios within a safe and controlled environment.

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Track your teams’ progress

AppSecEngineer tracks learning progress down to each team member, allowing defense organizations to identify problem areas quickly and reduce the risk of security incidents. By leveraging the developer-driven training platform, defense organizations can improve their security posture in just a matter of weeks.

Faster Sprints. Better Defense.

Reduce the time spent on remediation and rework due to security vulnerabilities. By incorporating security training into the software development lifecycle, developers can identify potential security issues early on and address them before they become significant problems. 

Prevent delays and streamline the development process, allowing defense organizations to deploy secure software more quickly. With a developer-driven training platform that emphasizes hands-on cybersecurity training, defense organizations can equip their personnel with the necessary skills to build secure software efficiently, resulting in shorter development sprints and improved security posture.

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