Application security specialists often have a creative mindset – the team includes front end developers, designers, and pen testers – that doesn’t suit the boring, point-and-click method of traditional training. It’s more interesting for upskilling to be hands on, realistic, and dynamic, which is one of Immersive Labs’ main visions.
The biggest defence in your appsec arsenal is the people. Although useful, vulnerability scanning tools often struggle to develop a culture of security or address the root cause of vulnerabilities appearing in applications. Immersive Labs aims to introduce a fully fledged knowledge of security best practices at every step of the development lifecycle, where all teams and roles know the relevant tools and techniques to both prevent and mitigate attacks.