Fergal Glynn

Fergal Glynn joined Veracode in 2008. Fergal is currently responsible for lead generation activities including content marketing, blogging, search engine optimization, webinar marketing, social media, and optimizing the marketing and sales funnel. Fergal spent his first two years at Veracode as a Product Manager.
Posts by Fergal Glynn

The Changed System, Threat and Regulatory Landscape

February 4, 2013

For our government readers. I want to briefly draw your attention to the newly signed Department of Defense National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2013 and the revised Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). FISMA compliance is based on the National Institute of Standards and Testing 800-53 Special Publication series (NIST SP 800-53). In the most recent version NIST SP 800-53... READ MORE

Patching Up the Patch Process

October 18, 2012

Travis Emmert of Veracode is credited in the latest Oracle Critical Patch update for reporting nine Web application vulnerabilities in Oracle Fusion Middleware, Imaging and Process Management. After talking to Travis about how he found the vulnerabilities, what he found, and Oracle’s advisory release process I thought this material would make for a good blog post. I asked Travis to take a... READ MORE

Free Wi-Fi: Friend or Foe? Infographic

May 22, 2012  | 4

Did you know that during the course of this year, the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of having public Wi-Fi available practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users. This infographic delves into the anatomy of a Wi-Fi hack and simple precautions... READ MORE

Veracode Claims ‘Information Security Product of the Year’

April 26, 2012 3

We are extremely excited to announce that the Veracode Platform has been chosen as SC Magazine’s Information Security Product of the Year. The award was in recognition of the company’s innovative Veracode Platform and the significant business and technical advantages it has brought to companies investing in the technology. The SC Awards are widely recognized as the most coveted and prestigious... READ MORE

Social Media Security Basics Infographic

March 13, 2012

NBC News, Steve Wozniak, Sarah Palin - all victims of social media hacks. It goes without saying that the ubiquity of social media apps is creating concern amongst enterprise infosec organizations. This Veracode infographic presents common social media hacks and explores how enterprises can mitigate the security concerns that stem from social media applications. Add this Infographic to Your... READ MORE

Announcing Veracode Defender - A tower defense video game

March 1, 2012

I'd like to bring your attention to a Veracode Marketing first! We just released a retro, 8–bit feel, "tower defense" video game to promote our new reporting capabilities that deliver positive, actionable reports when developers successfully use best practices to eliminate vulnerabilities. We added this positive feedback reporting to address some of the tension we see between security... READ MORE

The Sad Story of Mr. Fails!

February 9, 2012

As you know, we love Security Testing! But there is a whole other world of software testing out there – functional, black box, white box, integration, unit, you know what I mean... One of my favorite resources on software testing is the Software Testing Club. They have a great blog, a quarterly printed publication called THE TESTING PLANET (Chris Wysopal was featured in the last iteration... READ MORE

Where Were You? 10th Anniversary of Gates Trustworthy Computing Memo - Part 2

January 17, 2012

January 15th was the 10th anniversary of Gates Trustworthy computing memo. We thought it would be interesting to ask a few Veracode employees what they were doing on that day 10 years ago. This is the second post on this topic. Yesterday's post is here. Some of the answers are really funny! Can you guess who had blue hair in 2002? Captain @stake Steve Roge was selling manual code reviews to... READ MORE

Where Were You? 10th Anniversary of Gates Trustworthy Computing Memo - Part 1

January 16, 2012

January 15th is the 10th anniversary of Gates Trustworthy Computing memo. The effects of this memo have already been discussed on Threatpost so I thought it would be interesting to take a different angle on commemorating this event - Where were you on 1/15/2002? I asked a mixed group of my colleagues at Veracode to answer this question. The group has a wide age range, and come from many different... READ MORE

Is Personal Information Safe in the Cloud?

December 15, 2011

Those of you in the Boston area may have seen Veracode's very own Chris Eng (VP of Research) on the local CBS news Monday night. Chris is featured in a story about storing personal information in the cloud. Chris discusses best practices and advises users about operating and storing documents in the cloud. We think Chris did a great job! If you missed it, or are not in the Boston area here is a... READ MORE

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