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October 9, 2012

How Secure is Your Software Security From Hackers?

Video Transcription Companies spend millions on sophisticated anti-intrusion systems, that lock down their corporate assets against any kind of network attack. Then they sit back and relax, confident that not even the smartest, trickiest, most downright determined hacker would ever be able to break in. And that hacker would have to be a total genius right? Wrong. Here at Veracode we know there's always another way in. And this one is so simple it's almost embarrassing. So where's the opening? Turns out, it's in the code. Every hacker knows that almost all the web applications your company uses have serious coding flaws, like SQL injection or cross-site scripting which even novice hackers can find using one of many free scanners available on the internet. All accessible with just a few clicks. They crawl the application, find cracks in the code, bypass your firewalls and then push the door wide open to reveal a treasure trove of customer data and intellectual property. Still feeling safe? Thought not. To shut that door and lock it tight, you need to scan application code that your company builds, uses or buys before you launch your site and every time you upgrade it or push new applications into production. It's the only way to be sure the code your company uses is free of the flaws that are most often exploited by hackers.

Neil is a Marketing Technologist working on the Content and Corporate teams at Veracode. He currently focuses on Developer Awareness through strategic content creation. In his spare time you'll find him doting over his lovely wife and daughter. He is a Co-Owner of CrossFit Amoskeag in Bedford NH, his favorite topic is artificial intelligence, and his favorite food is pepperoni pizza.

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