Aikido: Secure Your Software Development From Start to Finish

Walter Code
3 min readFeb 15, 2024

Did you know that a single data breach can cost a company millions of dollars? In today’s digital world, secure software isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a strategic imperative. That’s why we recently held a workshop on building secure software, and we discovered a game-changer: Aikido. This innovative platform promises to streamline security without sacrificing speed. Let’s explore how Aikido can help us protect our data, our reputation, and ultimately, our bottom line.

More Than Just a Scanner

Unlike traditional security tools that operate in silos, Aikido combines nine essential scanning techniques into one unified platform. Imagine having cloud posture management, dependency scanning, secret detection, static code analysis, and more, all readily available at your fingertips. This holistic approach offers a panoramic view of your software’s security posture, enabling you to identify and address vulnerabilities across the entire development lifecycle.

Current workflow (without security tools or guidelines)

From Reactive to Proactive

Gone are the days of scrambling to fix security breaches after the fact. Aikido empowers you to adopt a proactive security mindset. The platform seamlessly integrates into your continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, automatically scanning code, containers, and infrastructure as you develop. This early detection allows you to squash vulnerabilities before they ever reach production, saving time, resources, and, most importantly, your reputation.

Aikido — Security tool

Security Without Sacrifices

Worried about adding security slowing down your development process? Aikido understands. Their platform is designed to be lightweight and efficient, minimizing the impact on your pipeline execution time. And while traditional security tools often require specialized expertise, Aikido prioritizes user-friendliness. Their intuitive interface and clear reports make it easy for developers of all skill levels to identify and understand potential security issues.

Aikido — Security tool

Beyond the Hype

Aikido isn’t just another security buzzword. The platform boasts several unique features that set it apart:

Reduced False Positives: Tired of chasing down irrelevant alerts? Aikido employs intelligent logic to minimize false positives, ensuring you focus on the vulnerabilities that truly matter.

Actionable Insights: Forget cryptic reports. Aikido provides clear, actionable insights to help you quickly understand and remediate vulnerabilities.

Developer-Centric Design: Developed by developers for developers, Aikido’s intuitive interface and seamless integration make security an effortless part of your workflow.

Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting out, Aikido offers a compelling solution for securing your software from the ground up. With its comprehensive scanning capabilities, proactive approach, and developer-friendly design, Aikido has the potential to become an essential tool in your security arsenal. So, why wait? Take your software security to the next level with Aikido today.