Secure Development

We'll walk you through the critical step of integrating security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC). You'll hear from the experts on everything from working with developers, to the best ways to assess code for security and the latest development trends and technologies.

It's Time to Stop Blaming Developers for Insecure Software

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By Matt Runkle March 3, 2017  | Secure Development
Securing DevOps

In two-plus years on the security consulting team at Veracode, and in my prior experience as a security researcher and software developer, I've heard this phrase countless times: "Developers are the biggest cause of security defects." Sure, developers are the ones actively implementing the application – but they’re not the only ones involved in creating software. Lots of... READ MORE

How to Help Developers Accept and Embrace Security Testing

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By Jim Jastrzebski February 14, 2017  | Secure Development
Developers and Security Testing

In previous posts in this blog series, I've explained that AppSec teams should have empathy for developers as they go through the stages of grief after an unfavorable security assessment of their code. In this post, we wrap up by discussing how to get developers to move through the final two stages – from bargaining to acceptance. Bargaining: "We have a firewall that handles this.... READ MORE

A Developer’s Stages of Grief After a Failed Security Assessment

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By Jim Jastrzebski February 13, 2017  | Secure Development
Developer's Stages of Grief

After nearly 10 years as a security consultant, I've talked to thousands of developers about remediating security flaws in their code. It's not always an easy conversation, and developers have a wide range of emotional reactions, not all of them good. The fact is, developers are increasingly responsible for quality assurance and security testing of their code, tasks that didn’t used... READ MORE

AppSec Managers Should Have Empathy for Developers

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By Jim Jastrzebski February 10, 2017  | Secure Development
Empathy for developers

Developers don't always respond well to security assessments that highlight flaws in their code. With a little bit of empathy, it's not hard to understand why developers might react with frustration, annoyance, or even hostility. Security testing should be a dispassionate and routine part of the software development lifecycle – application security professionals will tell you it... READ MORE

How DevOps Won the Super Bowl

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By Mitch Horton February 8, 2017  | Secure Development
DevOps in the Super Bowl

I wasn't able to enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday night as I was flying home from a family funeral. I did get some updates from fellow passengers, and even though the Atlanta fans were celebrating a big lead early and the New England fans were fearing an embarrassing defeat, I knew the game would be a fight to the finish. In case you didn't see it (or if you aren't a big NFL football... READ MORE

Developers, Never Leave Your IDE Again: Veracode Greenlight provides secure coding feedback within seconds, and within your IDE

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By Janet Worthington January 25, 2017  | Secure Development 4
Veracode Greenlight: Security Unit Testing Inside Your IDE

To stay competitive, every company in every industry has to not only create software, but also create it fast. This pressure has most likely trickled down to your development team, which is feeling squeezed to meet ever-tighter deadlines and continually get new products and features out the door. In turn, we’re seeing the adoption of new, speedier development and deployment practices, such... READ MORE

How We’re Making Developer Training More Interactive, Flexible and Fun

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By Emilie Ying January 24, 2017  | Secure Development
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Everyone knows security training is important. But many organizations struggle to make security training more effective. At Veracode, we’ve implemented several innovations to make our eLearning platform even more engaging, relevant, user-friendly and fun. Over the past five years, we have continued to add online courses to keep up with the changing climate of threats in the real world,... READ MORE

Securing DevOps: Enough With the Cynicism

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By Jessica Lavery January 23, 2017  | Secure Development
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If an industry continuously talks about how a trend is going to be a hurdle, it becomes a hurdle. Conversely, if an industry views the trend as an opportunity and talks about it in such terms, thinking shifts toward the potential this trend brings for improvement. We are seeing this phenomenon with DevOps, but not in a good way. Security professionals are talking about the hurdles of securing... READ MORE

Top Takeaways From Veracode’s Developer Survey

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By John Zorabedian December 21, 2016  | Secure Development

We recently conducted a survey of developers and development managers to find out what’s on their minds and how their concerns compare to those of application security teams. The results contain some surprises. What’s not surprising is that development teams are feeling pressured to meet productivity goals, while still meeting requirements for quality and stability. Add to that the... READ MORE

The Future of AppSec is DevSecOps

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By Jessica Lavery December 19, 2016  | Secure Development
What's next for application security in 2017?

With 2016 coming to an end, we, like many companies, are reflecting on the trends of the past year. We are also looking outward to what the future holds for application security, and it has never been clearer that the future of application security will be tied to DevOps and integrating security into DevOps environments. As such, it is crucial that security becomes part of the entire software... READ MORE

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