STAREAST 2021 Industry Presentation : Frictionless Application Security and Quality Testing

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Frictionless Application Security and Quality Testing

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The promise of application security testing is that it will increase velocity by catching security weaknesses and vulnerabilities early, but the practical reality is that the overhead of using one or many individual tools can create so much friction that it erodes the full value promised by AST solutions. The ideal solution will blend into and disappear into the fabric of your DevOps pipeline, providing value without creating friction, getting in the way, or slowing down developers and operations.

Attend this session to learn:

  • How the promise of increased velocity often doesn’t live up to the claims
  • Best practices for integrating application security testing seamlessly into your business
  • How Synopsys solutions can provide a seamless, developer-centric experience
James Croall

James Croall


James Croall is Director of Technical Product Management at Synopsys and is responsible for driving common product initiatives across the SIG portfolio. James has spent the last 15 years working with the Synopsys AST portfolio, helping customers successfully deploy static analysis within their organization. Prior to joining Synopsys, he worked as a security researcher with Symantec, McAfee and Trusted Information Systems, working on both government funded research as well as commercial product concepts. His background is electrical engineering and he would describe himself as a bit of a hacker.