StackHawk, the Denver-based bug-detecting service, hires developer of open-source project Zed Attack Proxy

StackHawk, the Denver-based bug-detecting service, hires developer of open-source project Zed Attack Proxy

StackHawk, the Denver-based software program startup providing service to detect and repair safety bugs, is doubling down on its help for the favored open-source OWASP Zed Attack Proxy net app safety scanner by bringing on board its founder, Simon Bennetts.

At StackHawk, Bennetts will proceed to deal with the event of the open-source mission, which the corporate stated is among the many world’s most continuously used safety scanning instruments.

StackHawk already makes use of the open-source mission for its underlying scanning know-how and has constructed a enterprise by layering on safety check automation, integrations with improvement instruments and performance for brand new improvement paradigms. 

“Since founding ZAP, the imaginative and prescient has at all times been to ship utility safety to builders,” Bennetts stated, in a press release. “While the mission has been extensively adopted by safety groups and pen testers, I’m excited to work with a crew devoted to delivering our authentic imaginative and prescient of AppSec for devs and that additionally believes in rising the open supply neighborhood.” 

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StackHawk founders Joni Klippert, Scott Gerlach and Ryan Severns and Bennetts discovered frequent trigger of their perception that bug-editing instruments are too usually constructed for exterior enterprise safety groups as a substitute of the builders who’re closest to the apps they’re constructing.

“Simon’s work on the ZAP mission has each modified the safety and open-source worlds for the higher. It grew to become clear that we had been extremely aligned in our mission to carry utility safety into the palms of builders,” stated Klippert, the chief government and founding father of StackHawk, in a press release. “Simon becoming a member of the StackHawk crew supplies an thrilling alternative to speculate extra within the ZAP open supply mission, whereas additionally constructing capabilities that make it simple for enterprise improvement groups to streamline AppSec into their CI/CD pipelines.” 

In the eleven years since Bennetts first started engaged on ZAP, the OWASP Foundation-incorporated safety scanner has change into widespread among the many developer neighborhood for its dynamic utility safety testing.

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After the rent, StackHawk stated that nothing a lot will change. Bennetts will proceed to work on the open-source mission whereas the corporate will proceed to construct performance across the scanner.

The Denver-based firm has raised practically $5 million in financing from buyers together with Flybridge, Costanoa Ventures, Matchstick Ventures and Foundry Group .


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