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The state of app sec tools: 5 trends shaping the big shift in 2021

Don’t ignore the ability of linting to gradually introduce developers to security testing, said Dan Cornell, chief technology officer of software security consulting firm Denim Group.

Linting SAST tools and commercial-grade SAST tools have different enough characteristics that their deployment scenarios are potentially very different, he said.

“The linting-style SAST tools can be a great entry point into deploying SAST, especially for organizations looking to incorporate security testing into pipelines to give some visibility to developers.”
—Dan Cornell

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Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group's flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company's rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.

Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the "Inc. 5000" list - which recognizes the country's 5000 fastest-growing private companies - for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the city.

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