Jessica Lavery

Jessica is part of the content team at Veracode. In this role she strives to create and promote content that will engage, educate and inspire security professionals around the topic of application security. Jessica’s involvement with the security industry goes back more than a decade at companies like Astaro, and Sophos where she held roles in corporate communication and marketing.
Posts by Jessica Lavery

Testing the Fences: Software Security Is National Security

July 5, 2017  | Security News

Jurassic AppSec

There is a scene in the movie Jurassic Park where we witness just how smart the velociraptors are. In order to find a way out of their enclosure, the carnivorous dinosaurs are systematically testing the electric fences for weaknesses, making note of where the fences are weakest and where they are strongest. Once a vulnerability is found in the system (in this case a disgruntled employee turning... READ MORE

The Changing Influence of Developers

May 16, 2017  | Secure Development

Movies and television shows featuring software developers and ethical hackers would have you believe they are all anti-social shut-ins who care little about business, their careers or the impact their code has on the world. Instead they are focused almost solely on producing code for code’s sake. When they are shown as part of a business, these fictional developers are generally marginalized by... READ MORE

Podcast: How the Role of Technologists has Evolved with the Rise of the Digital Economy

April 9, 2017  | Security News

The rise of the digital economy has created professional opportunities for those entering technology careers, but is has also changed the core responsibilities of technologists. Our dependence on software to fuel the digital economy and as a result business objectives means it is no longer enough for CTOs and CISOS to be focused on technology and security; they must also speak the language of... READ MORE

Beyond the Quadrant 2017

March 15, 2017  | Managing AppSec

This year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing₁ has published, and while many people read the report for the vendor assessments, the authors offered some insight into the overall application security market. In the report, first time AST Magic Quadrant authors Dionisio Zumerle and Ayal Tirosh commented that the “security testing is growing faster than any other... READ MORE

How We Were Able to Respond to Struts-Shock for our Customers

March 14, 2017  | Customer News | Security News

The use of open source components in software development increases both the speed of software development as well as risk. Our recent State of Software Security report found that approximately 97 percent of Java applications contained at least one component with a known vulnerability. An open source component with a known vulnerability is an attractive target for cybercriminals. Instead of... READ MORE

Podcast: Skills You Need to Succeed in the Digital Economy

March 13, 2017  | Security News

The growing need for proficient software developers to help power our digital economy has created a skills gap that companies are trying to fill. There are jobs, but there aren’t people with the right skills to fill them. This creates a great opportunity for those looking to switch or just staring their careers. But for what skills are companies looking? What can universities and... READ MORE

Bringing CA and Veracode Together

March 7, 2017  | Customer News | Security News

CA’s CEO Mike Gregoire and Veracode’s CEO Bob Brennan discuss how the acquisition of Veracode by CA will help make security a seamless, integrated part of the development process, enabling secure DevOps and helping customers hasten their path to revenue.   READ MORE

Podcast: Addressing the Skills Gap - How to keep our digital economy growing

February 23, 2017  | Security News

Our economy continues to shift from a manufacturing and goods based economy to one that is based on services and technology. This digital economy can help improve our quality of life as well as the speed at which we do business, however there are a number of threats to the growth of the digital economy. Chief amongst these threats is the skills gap that exists between what is needed to continue... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Topics of Leadership and Teamwork With Dame Stella Rimington

February 17, 2017  | Security News

In perhaps my favorite talk at RSA this year, Dame Stella Rimington, former Director of MI5, told the story of her career in the intelligence organization. And her story has parallels to the IT security industry today. When Rimington joined MI5, there were separate and unequal career paths for men and women. It was just taken for granted that women could not do the same jobs as men. She explained... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Your Chance to Get It Right – 5 Keys to Building AppSec into DevOps

February 17, 2017  | Security News

The session I’ve been waiting for all week at RSA – Chris Wysopal and Tim Jarrett of Veracode gave an informative talk about the need for security to adapt to the developer-led world and the opportunity DevOps presents for security to become part of the team. Chris likened cyberthreats to Cholera, the disease is always there, but only when you have poor sanitation do you get sick or... READ MORE

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