Static Application Security Testing – SAST

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Static application security testing (SAST)

Static analysis, is a testing methodology that analyses source code to find security vulnerabilities that make organization’s applications susceptible to attack. SAST takes place very early in the software development life cycle (SDLC) as it does not require a working application.

Cyber Legion is a one-stop-shop solution for all security stakeholders to ensure that their businesses are well guarded against security issues and cyber attacks. Data visualization and reporting for all the security threats and engagements. We provide a single place to monitor and mitigate vulnerabilities across all your assets. Connect your workflow by leveraging our supported connectors to link your SAST vulnerability scanners related to networks, cloud containers, mobile apps and other sources within your workflow.

Software composition analysis (SCA)

SCA is an automated process that identifies the open source software in a codebase. This analysis is performed to evaluate security, license compliance, and code quality. Companies need to be aware of open source license limitations and obligations. Tracking these obligations manually became too arduous of a task—and it often overlooked code and its accompanying vulnerabilities. An automated solution, SCA, was developed, and from this initial use case, it expanded to analyze code security and quality.

In a modern DevOps or DevSecOps environment, SCA has galvanized the “shift left” paradigm. Earlier and continuous SCA testing has enabled developers and security teams to drive productivity without compromising security and quality.

How does SAST testing work?

Any vulnerability matter. SAST scans are based on a set of predetermined rules that define the coding errors in the source code that need to be addressed and assessed.

SAST scans can be designed to identify some of the most common security vulnerabilities out there, like SQL injection, input validation, stack buffer overflows, and more.

Keeping your source code secure without having to think too much about it is every developer’s goal. 


SAST Scan Findings


Static application security testing (SAST), or static analysis, is a testing methodology that analyzes source code to find security vulnerabilities that make your organization’s applications susceptible to attack. SAST scans an application before the code is compiled. It’s also known as white box testing.

With Cyber Legion services you can achieve all your security goals in one platform. Vulnerability Scanning and Management combined in one unified view. Live events for all security findings and vulnerability management results with bug tracking, Risk dashboards, Ticketing systems etc.

 SCA & SAST Scanning Service Features


 Unlimited Cyber Legion CSaaS Platform access

 Black, Grey or White Box Vulnerability Scanning

 Scheduled Security testing service – Work Request Button whenever you want


 Manual Review & Automated Security Testing & Risk Validation 


 Business Logic & Technical Vulnerability Testing

 Detailed Vulnerability Findings Evidence

 Security Frameworks Checklists OWASP, SANS etc

Threat Intelligence

 Custom Checklists


 Full Support & References for Remediation

 Collaboration & Integration with ticketing, bug trackers etc

 Unlimited Analysis, Tracking & Reporting

 Live Events & Alerting emails 

 Retesting of discovered issues – unlimited

 On-Demand and Custom Offering that Best Suits your Organization’s needs.


SAST uses a Static Code Analysis tool, which can be thought of like a security guard for a building. Similar to a security guard checking for unlocked doors and open windows that could provide entry to an intruder, a Static Code Analyzer looks at the source code to check for coding and design flaws that could allow for malicious code injection. Some examples of these malicious attacks, according to OWASP, include SQL Injections, Command Injections, and Server-Side Injections, among others.

SAST helps ensure that the software uses a strong and secure code. It helps developers verify that their code is in compliance with secure coding standards (for e.g. CERT) and guidelines before they release the underlying code in the production environment.

After development and before production deployment, security teams use SAST tools to scan applications for security vulnerabilities. The process of releasing applications into production takes the application through the DevOps machinery, leading to production deployment

There are three basic types of SAST testing: source code analysis, byte code analysis, and raw binary code analysis. SAST security solutions can be integrated directly into the development environment, allowing developers to constantly monitor their code and quickly mitigate vulnerabilities as they are discovered.

The OWASP Security Knowledge Framework is an open source web application that explains secure coding principles in multiple programming languages. The goal of OWASP-SKF is to help you learn and integrate security by design in your software development and build applications that are secure by design.

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