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Veracode’s Secure Development Award 2012
Companies recognized for highest application security quality among Veracode SMB customers.
"We’ve created this award to recognize developers’ successes in properly implementing security features during the software development lifecycle,” said Veracode Co-Founder, CISO and CTO, Chris Wysopal. “Historically, security professionals used scanning and application testing tools to only point out flaws in the development process, but we believe this award will help recognize the positive work that developers are doing and celebrate our customer’s dedication to application security.”
The Secure Development Award was created to recognize companies that have the most securely developed software applications in the small to mid-sized business category. While there has always been a need for secure development, the rise in the number of applications being developed and more importantly the increase in cyber attacks are two reasons why this award has been implemented. 2011 has been labeled by many industry professionals as the Year of the Hack with highly publicized breaches to companies like Sony and Nasdaq by organizations like Anonymous and Lulzsec. As reported by datalossdb.org; the tally for breaches in 2011 totaled 1037 incidents, up from only 802 in 2010. As of July 30th there have been over 800 breaches in 2012, if breaches continue at this pace 2012 totals should equal 2011 by the end of September. Veracode’s goal is to award and recognize companies that are developing the most secure code protecting their applications and data from potential breaches.
Conditions and Selections for Award
To be eligible for this award candidates had to be current Veracode customers and fall into Veracode's small to medium business size category. Calculation of winners was based on a flaw density metric from platform scans. It took into account the total number of flaws found and the size of the application scanned per megabyte. The recipients were chosen from a pool of over 18,000 potential applications. On-Line Strategies, PagosOnLine, and SecureKey Technologies Inc. excelled beyond other entries with the most secure applications scanned by Veracode.
The 2012 Winners
Since 1996, On-Line Strategies has been serving the financial services, merchant retail and healthcare industries with retail payments and adjudication systems, loyalty and related value-add applications, strategic and technical business process consultation, and round-the-clock production support services. Many of North America’s most demanding companies depend on OLS for open architecture solutions and legacy system alternatives that offer proven performance, flexibility and the lowest cost of ownership. Any organization offering cash and non-cash payment alternatives to its customers may benefit from OLS’ capabilities: from banks and financial services providers to multi-store retailers; from pharmacies to fuel-based convenience stores; from insurance companies to colleges and universities; and more.www.olsdallas.com
Pagosonline is one of the leading payment service providers in Latin America. Pagosonline integrates different payment solutions such as local credit cards, bank transfers and cash payments, allowing over 6,000 e-commerce sites to receive payments through different channels. Pagosonline permits international e-commerce sites to receive local payments in Latin America thus reducing their risk due to online fraud and increasing their sales by reaching non-international credit card holder clients.www.pagosonline.com
SecureKey Technologies Inc.
SecureKey provides an innovative platform-as-a-service for authentication, payment and identity. By embedding its security client in laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, SecureKey enables partners to deliver scalable, easy to use solutions with the security of chip-based identity and payment credentials. Financial institutions, healthcare providers, telecoms, and government organizations are using SecureKey today to provide two-factor and federated authentication and identity solutions. SecureKey is a privately held company based in Toronto, Canada, with backing from leading technology, payments and mobile industry network providers.www.securekey.com
Secure Development Awards: Q&A With the Winners
Press Release at BusinessWire.com