Security Compass Wins 2020 Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award for Application Security Solution of the Year

Through Balanced Development Automation, the SD Elements platform helps organizations improve software time to market and product security

Toronto – Oct. 20, 2020 – Security Compass, Security Compass, developer of the industry’s first Balanced Development Automation (BDA) platform, today announced that SD Elements was named the 2020 Application Security Solution of the Year by the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards. This year’s award program received over 3,700 nominations, which were judged by an independent panel of experts. SD Elements, Security Compass’ flagship product, injects security and compliance early into the application development process that enables organizations to get their products faster to market while improving security.

SD Elements acts as a guide through every step of the software development process and delivers security and compliance instructions throughout the build. The product helps DevOps and security teams anticipate and eliminate threats before code is written. As a result of using SD Elements, fewer security vulnerabilities are found at the testing phase, keeping costs down, and schedules predictable.

Balanced Development Automation, a new category of DevOps tools, enables organizations to build digital products nearly as fast as if they were developed without any security or compliance – yet are inclusive of critical security controls. SD Elements automates manual processes for proactive security and compliance across software stacks while offering transparency into the completion status of these tasks and scalability across the entire application portfolio. Other advantages include overcoming the scarcity of talent through automation and accelerating decision-making by aligning security, compliance, and risk priorities with business needs.

“Security Compass believes in a world where people can trust technology, and it is our mission to help customers proactively manage cybersecurity risk without slowing down their business,” said Rohit Sethi, CEO of Security Compass. “The SD Elements platform is designed to automate key portions of proactive manual security and compliance processes that are often skipped because they are slow, manual, inconsistent, siloed, and expensive. We appreciate this recognition, which we hope will continue to raise awareness and understanding of taking a balanced development approach to software development.”

By helping agile organizations shift security left, organizations can make software secure in a cost-effective way without impacting delivery timelines. Many tools on the market offer pieces of Security Compass’ BDA approach to seamlessly integrating security into DevOps; however, SD Elements is the only application security solution that offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to application security and compliance for DevOps environments.

Through advisory services, training, and the SD Elements platform, Security Compass thoroughly integrates within an organization, adapting to customer processes and policies to minimize disruption and maximize collaboration. To learn more about Security Compass’ award-winning solution, as well as implementing a Balanced Development Automation approach to application security, please visit