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Meaghan McBee

Meaghan McBee is a Senior Content Marketing Manager at Veracode, responsible for creating content around best practices in application security and the current state of DevSecOps.

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  • 2019 was a banner year for breaches. Some of the biggest victims included social media heavy-hitters Facebook and TikTok, as well as financial dynamo Capital One. They’re just the tip of the iceberg: according to Forbes, over 3,000 breaches in 2019 tallied up to 4.1 billion compromised data records. That’s a whopping 22.5 million records stolen by cyberattackers every day of last year. We know… READ MORE

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  • It’s a habitual practice we learn from an early age; keeping track of loans and credit card bills reduces overall debt and makes it easier to bring debt down quickly, avoiding those pesky spikes in interest. That very same practice applies to software security testing. Software is tested, vulnerabilities are revealed, and unaddressed vulnerabilities build up over time as interest in the form of… READ MORE

  • A new staff report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York highlights the risk and potential fallout that a sophisticated cyberattack might have on the United States. In the report, analysts examined a scenario in which a single-day shock hits the country’s payment network, Fedwire, measuring the broad impact it would have on the economy. The results? A significant 38 percent of the network… READ MORE

  • In case you missed it, this year we launched our 10th annual State of Software Security (SOSS X) report! Armed with a decade of data, the Veracode team analyzed 85,000 applications to study trends in fix rates, mounting security debt, shifts in vulnerability by language, and more. What did we uncover? At the core of our research, we found there’s still a need for better remediation processes and… READ MORE

  • With the prevalence of cyberattacks, breaches, and data leaks heading into 2020, it’s becoming commonplace for employees to part ways with their organization after a security incident. Although the consequences from a breach were less severe in the past, reactions are shifting as data leaks are deemed more dire than ever before. A 2018 report from Kaspersky Lab surveyed 6,000 people in 29… READ MORE

  • Most patients practice preventative care through regular trips to the doctor, catching minor issues before they turn into major medical problems. So, why don’t more organizations follow suit with security testing to prevent breaches and fortify the safety of patient information? Too often, remediation is an afterthought as developers scramble to patch holes in their systems post-breach. A recent… READ MORE

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