Managing AppSec

When your application security program is up and running, you need best-practice advice on managing and growing the program. Our security experts will guide you through important steps like measuring the success of your program or expanding it to cover more of the application landscape.

Top 5 AppSec Missteps

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By Steven Wright February 2, 2018
The top AppSec mistakes we see our customers make

In my three-plus years working with enterprise clients to help grow and mature their application security programs, I have seen the gamut of well-run programs and not-so-well run programs.  For the not-so-well-run programs, it is often the same reasons why the program is not successful and not reaching higher maturity levels.  The following are the top 5 mistakes I see most often: 1. No... READ MORE

Security: Here’s What You Need to Know About Development

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By Suzanne Ciccone February 1, 2018
The security team needs a new knowledge of the development process in a DevOps world.

The days of security and development working in separate and isolated silos are over. Security is now a task shared by the development and security teams throughout the software lifecycle – from inception to production. Security testing has become primarily the responsibility of developers, with security taking on more of an enabling role – crafting and communicating policies, assisting with... READ MORE

Podcast: 2017 AppSec Lessons Learned

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By Suzanne Ciccone January 31, 2018

“The more things change the more they stay the same” could be the application security motto for 2017. Last year featured breaches stemming from the same vulnerabilities that have been wreaking havoc for years. In fact, we saw SQL injection in about 30 percent of the apps we scanned in 2017 – a number that hasn’t budged much since 2011. 2017 also shone a harsh spotlight on the risk of open source... READ MORE

What Security Pros Will Get Out of our Upcoming DevSecOps Virtual Summit

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By Suzanne Ciccone January 31, 2018
Why attend our upcoming Virtual Summit on assembling the pieces of the DevSecOps puzzle

The shift to DevOps and DevSecOps is happening. Organizations in all industries are creating software not just faster, but also in a more precise, collaborative and incremental way. In fact, we’ve seen the shift in our own customer base, where the percentage of applications scanned for security on a weekly basis jumped 50 percent last year. And this shift casts a wide net, affecting everything... READ MORE

Optimizing Your AppSec Investment with Value Stream Mapping

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By Maria Loughlin January 26, 2018
How to optimize your AppSec investment with value stream mapping

“Value stream mapping” – that’s a Lean methodology for logistics and supply-chain processes, right? What does that have to do with software security? Good question! In the ’80s, value stream mapping applied to logistics and supply chain processes in the Japanese manufacturing industry. The success of the methodology for manufacturing led to wider adoption, including adoption in Lean software... READ MORE

Did You Read Our 5 Most Popular 2017 Blog Posts?

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By Suzanne Ciccone January 17, 2018  | Managing AppSec
Our most popular 2017 blog posts

2017 was quite a year for application security. From big breaches to breakthroughs, 2017 featured a lot of scary headlines reflecting the sorry state of application security, but also news about companies moving the needle on AppSec, and regulators waking up to the reality about how data is exposed. Not surprisingly, our most popular 2017 blog posts mirror the trends and headlines – and reveal... READ MORE

How Static Analysis Has Changed in a DevOps World

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By Jon Janego January 4, 2018
How static analysis has evolved in a DevOps world

The industry-wide shift to DevOps practices has changed more than just developer processes. It has also had a major impact on security, including application security testing techniques. Static analysis, for instance, has had to evolve along with development processes. Unlike early versions of static analysis solutions that only assessed completed code at the end of the development cycle, today’s... READ MORE

How CA Veracode Products Secure the Production Stage

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By Suzanne Ciccone January 3, 2018
How CA Veracode secures your apps in production

This is the third entry in a series of blogs on how CA Veracode products fit into each stage of the software lifecycle – from coding to testing to production. We want to emphasize lifecycle here, because we continue to hear the misconception that application security falls squarely and solely into the testing stage. In our 10+ years helping organizations secure their... READ MORE

When You Need to Report a Single AppSec Metric: Our Recommendation

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By Anne Nielsen December 14, 2017
Find out the one AppSec metric you should report to your superiors.

Metrics are critical for measuring and expanding an application security program. And there are a lot of important numbers you need to track to gauge your program’s progress, but sometimes you need one number that sums up your progress. Executives don’t always want to see a slew of complicated charts and graphs – they want one simple number that answers, in a nutshell, is this working, are we... READ MORE

Overcoming the Language Barrier Key to DevSecOps Success

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By Suzanne Ciccone December 8, 2017
how to overcome the dev/sec language barrier

As DevOps moves to DevSecOps, there is a significant “people” component involved in the shift. Development and security teams both need to overcome their “language barriers” and understand each other’s processes and priorities. The effort is worth it because we know that (1) the consequences of neglecting software security are getting more damaging and (2) embedding security early and often into... READ MORE

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