GitHub Actions for Security Code Analysis

GitHub Actions for Security Code Analysis

Performing code analysis and security scans on your code is imperative to software craftsmanship. Over the years, I have had plenty of options for performing security scans, both with third-party vendors and open-source tools. I want to highlight some of my favorite GitHub Actions to run code analysis with a Security-focus in this post. Before diving into some of my favorites on GitHub, here are some recent posts related to code analysis and security that I published. Perhaps they can be insightful, too: Use the Microsoft Application Inspector to analyze your source codeWebsite security scanning with GitHub Actions and OWASP…

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Get notified of changes in Azure Key Vault by using Event Grid

Get notified of changes in Azure Key Vault by using Event Grid

There are numerous ways to secure and audit your Azure Key Vault setup and usage. In 2019, I wrote Who accessed my Azure Key Vault?, which is still relevant. In this article, I want to talk about how to set up automatic notifications when something change related to your secrets. Events in Key VaultsBefore we drill into the steps to get this done, I want to talk about events in general, and things we might want to think about before we dive in. What events can we subscribe to? The Azure Key Vault uses EventGrid for events. The currently supported…

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Website security scanning with GitHub Actions and OWASP ZAP

Website security scanning with GitHub Actions and OWASP ZAP

Security is a topic that should be on top of everyone's mind. Particularly security in software is vital, given the enormous growth in threats targeting online resources. I previously wrote about other developer-oriented security aspects that you might find interesting: Embrace a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) for AzureAutomate Azure DevOps code security analysis with MSCAToday I want to highlight another approach: vulnerability checks on systems running in the cloud or on your servers. That is, not during development, but in the system where they are operating. In this post, I'm discussing how we can do this using GitHub Actions and…

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Create a custom Azure Security Center recommendation with Azure Policy

Create a custom Azure Security Center recommendation with Azure Policy

In Azure Security Center you get a lot of built-in recommendations based on various compliance- and security controls. These are based on industry standards and include things like Azure CIS, PCI DSS, SOC TSP, ISO 27001, and more. However, many organizations have different requirements than the defaults, and sometimes want to introduce additional or modified checks. With Azure Security Center we get the capability to use custom recommendations together with Azure Policy, where we now can define our corporate policies and roll them out as recommendations in ASC. A great way to tailor the experience according to our use cases.…

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