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CA Veracode Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for the Fourth Report in a Row

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By Laura Paine March 1, 2017  | Security News

For the fourth consecutive report, Gartner placed CA Veracode as a Leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing1.  Gartner chooses leaders for the report based on a company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute in the application security testing (AST) market. When it comes to leadership, the proof is in the pudding: in 2016, CA Veracode demonstrated the... READ MORE

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

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By Jessica Lavery 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

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By Jessica Lavery February 17, 2017  | Security News
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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

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By Jessica Lavery February 17, 2017  | Security News
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The session I’ve been waiting for all week at RSA – Chris Wysopal and Tim Jarrett of CA 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... READ MORE

Live From RSA: The Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and What's Coming Next

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By Jessica Lavery February 17, 2017  | Security News

SANS took the main stage at RSA Wednesday morning to talk about the seven most dangerous cyberattacks and what they expect to see in the coming years. The panel, moderated by Alan Paller, consisted of SANS researchers Ed Skoudis, Johannes Ullrich and Michael Assante. The four issues that stood out: 1. The rise of ransomware and crypto-ransomware Cryptography, Skoudis explained, was invented to... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Final Boarding Call for DevOps – You Don’t Have to Go Home, But …

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By Jessica Lavery February 15, 2017  | Security News
RSAC Corman Keynote: DevOps

Josh Corman gave another engaging and informative talk at RSA about DevOps and how it is changing the way we think about security. As he says, DevOps is here, and is the future of development. Companies that don’t start shifting this way won’t be able to keep up in terms of innovation. But he also points out the need for governance, using the analogy of an earthquake. The earthquake... READ MORE

Live From RSA: States Confront Cybersecurity Challenge

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By Jessica Lavery February 15, 2017  | Security News
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Before Terry McAuliffe made his plea for audience members to move to Virginia, the Virginia Governor and the Chairman of the National Governors Association spoke about the need for states to take cybersecurity into their own hands and work with the federal government to improve it. He pointed out that, collectively, the 50 U.S. states possess more data than the federal government. Health... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Michael McCaul Keynote – Fight for Our Digital Lives

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By Jessica Lavery February 15, 2017  | Security News
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The RSA 2017 theme of cyberwar and the need for improved national security continued with a presentation by Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Like many of the other speakers I heard today, McCaul danced a political line. But if others were dancing a ballet, he was more of a tap dancer, clearly stomping on the line while others glided around it. He began his... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Brad Smith Keynote – We Need a Cyber Geneva Convention

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By Jessica Lavery February 15, 2017  | Security News
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When RSA’s Zulfikar Ramzan finished his keynote discussing technology’s “ripple effect,” Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, took the stage to talk about cyberspace as the new battlefield. He started by pointing out that – unlike when war shifted from land, to the sea, to the air – cyberspace is not physical. Yet the battle can still have... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Zulfikar Ramzan Keynote – Ripples and Technology

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By Jessica Lavery February 15, 2017  | Security News
RSA 2017: Zulfikar Ramzan

Once John Lithgow left the stage, Zulfikar Ramzan, RSA’s CTO, took the stage to talk about business-driven security. He implored the security professionals in the room to not draw lines between departments, but instead create connections for better collaboration and enhanced security. Sounds a lot like DevOps. Ramzan then spoke a lot about how small events can create larger ripples that... READ MORE

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