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Embedding Web Application Security Into Retail DevOps – A Case Study

DevOps, Web Application Security

Embedding Web Application Security Into Retail DevOps – A Case Study

According to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Report, the Retail and Accommodation industries combined account for 15% of all reported breaches. And within retail, 81% of threats vectors often involved the top three attack patterns: Denial of Service (DoS), payment card skimmers (PoS), and web application attacks.

With growing attack vectors, it’s easy to see why Ryan Shaltry, Senior Technical Architect and Developer at Shinola wanted to strategically expand Shinola’s security posture by partnering with solutions that could help him achieve a larger goal: improving shared security within their organization.

Ryan’s search led him to Signal Sciences modern security approach. Shinola’s DevOps group chose to partner with Signal Sciences to accomplish their goals of improving security awareness, automation, and visibility for their production web applications.

“We selected Signal Sciences because it just worked. We didn’t want to divert internal resources to maintain coverage by tuning security controls. With Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform, we don’t have to worry about it. Signal Sciences seamlessly integrated into our toolset, while giving us real-time security visibility – without the noise.” – Ryan Shaltry, Senior Technical Architect and Developer at Shinola

Shinola Case Study - Signal Sciences Web Application Security DevOps


Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP) enables Shinola to protect its web applications, including website transactions and sensitive customer data, against potential attacks without compromising customer experience.

As one of many online retailers adjusting to the demands of our digital age, Shinola required a lightweight application security solution that would integrate easily and seamlessly into its software development process. Signal Sciences WPP provides protection without requiring changes to architecture or code.

We were looking for a web app security solution that could not only increase security and visibility, but would increase efficiencies as well,” said Ryan Shaltry, Senior Technical Architect and Developer at Shinola. In the era of DevOps and DevSecOps, security has to find a way to not only add defense, but provide new value.

Signal Sciences WPP provides both data and protection as threats arise, singling out exactly what’s being attacked and where so that Shinola can prioritize its security resources effectively. These benefits enable Shinola’s IT and DevOps teams focus on deploying software faster, more frequently, and more securely. This is the way Signal Sciences helps many customers do security and add value in the era of DevOps.

Read the full Shinola case study here.



Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP) provides comprehensive threat protection and security visibility for web applications, microservices, and APIs on any platform. Built by practitioners, for practitioners, it is the only solution that works seamlessly across any cloud and infrastructure. Signal Sciences customers include Under Armour, Etsy, Yelp/Eat 24, Datadog, WeWork and more. The company is headquartered in Culver City, CA. For more information, please visit

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