Last week, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in collaboration with the National Security Agency (NSA), released a Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI) detailing recommendations for strengthening the security of Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. This document reflects the growing importance of CI/CD security, which is at the core of our work here at StepSecurity.
As per the document, which you can find here, "CI/CD environments are attractive targets for malicious cyber actors (MCAs) whose goals are to compromise information by introducing malicious code into CI/CD applications, gaining access to intellectual property/trade secrets through code theft, or causing denial of service effects against applications."
The Rising Importance of CI/CD Security
As CI/CD pipelines have become integral to IT modernization efforts and DevSecOps approaches, they have concurrently grown as prime targets for malicious cyber actors (MCAs). The increasing number of supply chain attacks on CI/CD environments, such as the infamous SolarWinds, Codecov, and ua-parser-js attacks, paints a vivid picture of the growing threat.
StepSecurity has extensively researched past CI/CD attacks and created a public GitHub repository https://github.com/step-security/attack-simulator. This simulator allows users to mimic past CI/CD attacks. It showcases how StepSecurity's solutions can stop these attacks, demonstrating our solutions' effectiveness in real-world scenarios.
Unpacking the recommendations
In their comprehensive Cybersecurity Information Sheet (CSI), CISA and the NSA have provided several key recommendations to enhance the security of CI/CD pipelines.
The table below lists the high-level recommendations from the document and how StepSecurity can help implement them.
As the CISA and NSA emphasize the criticality of securing CI/CD pipelines, we at StepSecurity stand ready with solutions that address their recommendations and deliver security that goes above and beyond.
With StepSecurity, you can rest assured that your software supply chains are safe. We encourage you to experience the benefits of our security solutions firsthand. Try our product at https://app.stepsecurity.io/securerepo or install our GitHub App to harden your CI/CD pipelines today.
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