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Brian Pitta

Brian Pitta is a Senior Solutions Architect at Veracode. He works with Veracode’s customers to identify the best approach to securing their applications and helps establish a successful AppSec program. He started his career as an Environmental Engineer and made the move to security once he saw some funky behavior on the fantasy golf application he developed. Outside of work, you can find him on a ping-pong table or disc golf course.

Posts by Brian Pitta
  • What Do Microservices Mean for AppSec?

    I am not a fan of tapas. I’ll take the 22-oz. bone-in ribeye over small plates any day. My wife is the opposite; she loves them. With more tapas bars opening and existing restaurants adopting a “small plate” menu, I find myself losing the battle of steakhouse vs. tapas quite often. After several meals (if that’s what you call them), I will admit I’ve started to see some of the appeal: pick what… READ MORE

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  • How Dynamic Scanning Without Planning Almost Ruined My Fantasy League

    “Is your scanner production-safe?” It’s one of the first questions teams ask me when we are discussing CA Veracode’s Web Application Scanning and black box testing capabilities. For many, this translates to two potential issues: Denial of service (DOS) – will your testing overload my application and take it down? Malicious attacks – if my application is susceptible to SQL injection, will your… READ MORE

  • The Language of AppSec

    Everyone has weird language issues they just can’t get right – mine is ordering at Starbucks. If the store doesn’t have sizes on display that I can awkwardly point to, I end up panicking, ordering a “tall,” and walking away disappointed with my small coffee. Starbucks and I just can’t speak the same language (yes, it’s my fault). This problem of speaking a different language is not unique to my… READ MORE

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