Jessica Lavery

Jessica is part of the content team at Veracode. In this role she strives to create and promote content that will engage, educate and inspire security professionals around the topic of application security. Jessica’s involvement with the security industry goes back more than a decade at companies like Astaro, and Sophos where she held roles in corporate communication and marketing.
Posts by Jessica Lavery

JetLeak: the latest lesson in the importance of visibility

March 2, 2015

Earlier this week Gotham Digital Science issued a vulnerability disclosure regarding a vulnerability in Jetty Web Servers. CVE-2015-2080, or JetLeak, allows an unauthenticated remote attacker to read arbitrary data from previous requests submitted to the server by other users. The blog post by Gotham outlines nicely what this vulnerability is and what you need to do address this it. Versions 9.2.... READ MORE

Which Is More Dangerous: Cause-Motivated or Financially Motivated Hackers?

February 27, 2015

The Wall Street Journal recently published excerpts from an interview with David DeWalt, FireEye’s CEO. As I read through his comments, one in particular got me thinking: “We’ve watched over the last two or three years significant occurrences of just outright destruction. Attempts to really hurt companies or countries with Internet weaponry. You don’t have to wipe out... READ MORE

Will High-Tech Bank Heist Change How Enterprises View Security?

February 23, 2015

12360010_m.jpg Kaspersky Lab has released reports stating that bank hackers stole millions via malware. The initial reports indicated that hackers stole approximately $1 billion from over 100 banks in 25 countries — including the United States (although now FS-ISAC claims no US banks were impacted). Whether or not US banks were hit isn’t the most interesting point. What... READ MORE

Will more scrutiny on insurers change the way they think about security?

February 13, 2015

According to a report by Reuters, New York’s Financial Services Department will undertake “regular” reviews of the security posture at insurers. In the past, the end game of data breaches was fraudulent credit card purchases, but more recently, we are seeing them result in long-term identity theft. As a result, the state of New York is looking to protect its citizens by... READ MORE

6 Ways to Become a More Secure Developer in 2014

January 27, 2014

Every December security companies pull out their list of predictions for the coming year. These predictions are generally bland, and either cite the specific problem the company addresses as the big trend for the next year, or recycles predictions from previous years. Rather than add to the noise, the Security Research Team at Veracode created a list of resolutions for 2014 that developers could... READ MORE

Veracode Lands on the Inc. 5000 List

August 20, 2013

Once again, our rapid growth has been recognized by a major publication. Veracode has earned the position of #1055 on the 2013 Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Each year, Inc. Magazine releases its 500|5000 list ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The list results are based on the percentage of revenue growth from 2009 to 2012.... READ MORE

Veracode Recognized as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

July 3, 2013

Veracode is once again positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc’s 2013 “Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant1”. The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. The detailed report speaks highly of Veracode’s offerings. According to the Gartner report: “Veracode is an established application security testing-as-a- service... READ MORE

Veracode’s CEO a Finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award

May 31, 2013

Yesterday Ernest & Young announced the finalists for the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the New England region – and Veracode’s very own Bob Brennan was on the list! The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and... READ MORE

We did it… again – Veracode Selected as Red Herring Top 100

May 29, 2013

Just a few months after being listed as #20 on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies”, Red Herring has named Veracode a winner in the Red Herring Top 100 North America list for 2013. The Red Herring Top 100 award recognizes the leading private companies from Americas, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries. This year’s awards were hotly... READ MORE

Integration with SD Elements Gives Developers the Power to Test Against Security Requirements

March 25, 2013

Having well defined and easily understood security policies in place makes it easier to deliver secure applications. However, creating these policies, testing against them and then knowing what actions to take in order to mitigate the risks isn’t always straightforward. SD Elements has integrated the Veracode platform to offer a solution that allows software development teams to create secure... READ MORE

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