Tools That Help Developers with Cybersecurity

Armur A.I
4 min readSep 13, 2023

Developers are responsible for creating the software that we use every day, and they need to be aware of the security risks involved in software development.

There are a number of tools available that can help developers to improve the security of their code. These tools can automate tasks, such as vulnerability scanning and code review, and can also provide insights into security risks.

Some of the most popular tools for developers include:

  • Snyk: Snyk is an AI-powered vulnerability scanner that can scan code for vulnerabilities in real time. Snyk also provides recommendations for how to fix vulnerabilities.
  • SonarQube: SonarQube is an AI-powered code quality and security analysis tool. SonarQube can scan code for bugs, vulnerabilities, and other code quality issues.
  • DeepCode: DeepCode is an AI-powered code review tool that can help developers to find and fix bugs in their code. DeepCode also provides recommendations for how to improve the security of code.
  • Checkmarx: Checkmarx is an AI-powered security testing tool that can scan code for vulnerabilities. Checkmarx also provides recommendations for how to fix vulnerabilities.
  • OWASP ZAP: OWASP ZAP is an open-source tool that can be used to scan web applications for vulnerabilities. OWASP ZAP is a powerful tool that can be used to find a wide range of vulnerabilities, including cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, and insecure permissions.
  • Burp Suite: Burp Suite is a commercial tool that can be used to scan web applications for vulnerabilities. Burp Suite is a more powerful tool than OWASP ZAP, but it is also more expensive.
  • Armur AI : Armur A.I specialized in A.I tools that have been built to make security easy for developers. Developers don’t have to train their own A.I models now, they can simply use pre-trained A.I models on the Armur platform and use existig security tools or build their own.

In addition to these tools, there are a number of other resources available to help developers with cybersecurity. These resources include:

  • Security training: There are a number of security training courses available for developers. These courses can help developers to learn about the security risks involved in software development and how to mitigate those risks.
  • Security conferences: There are a number of security conferences that are held each year. These conferences provide developers with the opportunity to learn about the latest security threats and trends.
  • Security blogs and articles: There are a number of security blogs and articles that are published each day. These blogs and articles can provide developers with up-to-date information about security threats and best practices.

By using the tools and resources mentioned above, developers can help to improve the security of their code and reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

Here are some additional tips for developers who want to improve their cybersecurity practices:

  • Use secure coding practices: There are a number of secure coding practices that developers can follow to improve the security of their code. These practices include using strong passwords, avoiding hardcoded credentials, and validating input data.
  • Keep your code up to date: Software vendors often release security patches for their products. Developers should keep their code up to date to ensure that they are using the latest security patches.
  • Use a secure development environment: A secure development environment (CDE) is a set of tools and practices that can be used to improve the security of the software development process. CDEs can help to prevent security vulnerabilities from being introduced into code.
  • Get security feedback: Developers should get security feedback on their code from security professionals. This feedback can help developers to identify and fix security vulnerabilities in their code.

By following these tips, developers can help to improve the security of their code and reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

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