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Laura Paine

Laura Paine is a senior product marketing manager at Veracode, based in Burlington, MA.

Posts by Laura Paine
  • Your AppSec Program Can Make Your Developers and Your CFO Happy

    While cybersecurity risk is steadily growing, so too is the recognition that application security (AppSec) is critical to protecting valuable enterprise resources. More than ever, ensuring that you have a program that spans the entire SDLC is critical to preventing breaches into your organization and customer data. Just as it is important to inventory and secure all of the applications in your… READ MORE

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  • Docker Hub Database Breached, As Many As 190,000 Accounts Affected

    Docker, a company that created an open platform for building and running distributed applications, reported to users that its Docker Hub database had been breached, exposing sensitive data from approximately 190,000 accounts. While that figure makes up less than five percent of Hub users, the data included some usernames and hashed passwords as well as Github and Bitbucket tokens for Docker… READ MORE

  • How Many Web Applications Does Your Organization Have? It’s More Than You Think

    “Automation has saved a tremendous amount of time. We went from a day per app to review and now we are essentially reviewing through automation 18,000 scans a day with only 20 AppSec engineers. You do the math — 18,000 deploys a day with 20 engineers — you can’t scale that manually.” – Senior manager application and cloud security, insurance, The Total Economic ImpactTM of the Veracode… READ MORE

  • Why You Should Reconsider Prioritizing High Severity Vulnerabilities in Your Fix Schedule

    When it comes to vulnerabilities, there is a range of severity and exploitability, which often dictates how quickly a flaw is fixed upon discovery. Most companies prioritize high severity and critical vulnerabilities, but ignore lower severity vulnerabilities. The highest severity flaws are less complicated to attack, offer more opportunity for full application compromise, and are more likely to… READ MORE

  • Ohio Senate Bill 220 Incentivizes Businesses to Maintain Higher Levels of Cybersecurity

    In the last two years alone, there has been a number of high-profile breaches that have given organizations pause, asking them to consider whether the same kind of event could happen to them. After all, a cybersecurity breach could seriously damage or even level your business if you’re not prepared and do not have the appropriate security programs in place. We’ve seen the implementation of the… READ MORE

  • The Top Cybersecurity Breaches of 2018

    The past year was a wild ride on many fronts, and it included some of the biggest data breaches we’ve seen in recent history. According to a report from Business Insider, some of the biggest victims in 2018 were T-Mobile, Quora, and Orbitz. Millions of people around the world were left vulnerable, as hackers accessed and stole their personal information – which in some cases included passport… READ MORE

  • Marriott Confirms Less Than 383 Million Unique Guests Affected in Starwood Data Breach

    Marriott has confirmed that the number of guests affected in the breach of Starwood’s guest reservation database is down from the originally estimated 500 million to “fewer than 383 million unique guests.” At this time, the hotel giant is unable to confirm an exact number of guests impacted. According to the statement, approximately 5.25 million unique unencrypted passport numbers and 20.3… READ MORE

  • Hackers Exploit Known Google Chromecast Vulnerability in Thousands of Devices

    Starting the New Year off with a bang, Hacker Giraffe and J3ws3r reportedly exploited a vulnerability in thousands of Google Chromecast streaming devices. The CastHack bug, allegedly disclosed nearly five years ago, enabled the hackers to remotely access thousands of the streaming devices, causing them to show a pop-up notice on connected TVs alerting users that their misconfigured router is… READ MORE

  • Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute Report Shows Efficacy of Static Application Security Testing

    A new report from Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute shows that automated, integrated Static Analysis improves software quality, reduces development time, and makes software more reliable and secure. By incorporating application security testing throughout the entirety of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), organizations are able to ensure the security and quality… READ MORE

  • Indictment of Chinese Hackers Underscores Need for Stronger Cybersecurity

    According to a newly unsealed indictment, two Chinese nationals working with the Chinese ministry of state security have been charged with hacking a number of U.S. government agencies and corporations. The court filing indicates that Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo, members of Advanced Persistent Threat 10 (APT10), used phishing techniques in order to steal intellectual property, confidential business… READ MORE

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