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.
- State of Software Security: Open Source Edition – Key Takeaways for DevelopersJune 19, 2020 | Secure Development
The popularity of open source libraries isn’t dwindling anytime soon. They’re critical for developer functionality, allowing teams of developers like yours to work faster so they can meet tight deadlines they face on the regular. But some developers may not fully understand the risks that come from using open source libraries, just like the risks we found in State of Software Security: Open… READ MORE
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If you’re a software engineer you’ve probably seen one or two of your colleagues graduate from Senior Developer to Developer Manager – some with the sobering realization that managing a team of developers requires significant cross-functional skillsets. Foundationally, to be a successful Developer Manager you must know your stuff when it comes to software development, be passionate about the… READ MORE
In their book Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2008), Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory wrote that one of the most important factors for success in software development is feedback. “Feedback is a core agile value. The short iterations of agile are designed to provide constant feedback to keep the team on track.” The message still rings true: constant feedback is… READ MORE
If you know the term “nightly build,” chances are you’ve been a part of that process before. A nightly build - or code compiled overnight from previously checked code - is a foundational way to find flaws or issues that arise from changes made during long build processes. But while a staple in DevOps, nightly builds also present a problem: if new bugs are discovered the following morning after… READ MORE
“Make it work, make it right, make it fast.” These words from renowned software engineer Kent Beck will always ring true for developers, especially with the pace of development picking up, not slowing down. A GitLab survey from last year showed nearly half (43 percent) of respondents deploy software on-demand or multiple times per day – that’s nonstop grinding to produce good code. But simply… READ MORE
With the sudden shift to digital that many businesses are facing in response to the pandemic, preventing cyberattacks is more important than ever. According to the FBI, attacks related to COVID-19 have increased 400 percent in recent months. And with data from Gartner showing that 74 percent of companies expect to maintain some level of remote workforce indefinitely, organizations can’t risk… READ MORE
- Realigning Priorities and Building a Bridge Between Security and DevelopmentMay 21, 2020 | Managing AppSec
It’s a common conundrum for application security (AppSec) teams…how can developers and security professionals work together to release software faster? It takes a working relationship, good communication, and the right tools, which most teams don’t have. Even more discouraging, stigmas follow both teams around the office; developers often worry that security is there to slow down or halt their… READ MORE
- What Caused the SBA Flaw that Exposed Business Owners’ Personal Info?May 4, 2020 | Secure Development
Current events are reshaping the way we live our everyday lives, and taking a heavy toll on the business world, with organizations of all sizes feeling financial disruption. Business continuity is more essential than ever during the pandemic; not just for customers who rely on products and services, but also for companies that need to keep funds flowing. This has, foreseeably, led to thousands of… READ MORE
Global events that force the world to go digital can put business needs into perspective, and fast. We’ve been impressed by how our customers are hitting the work-from-home curveball; with a little ingenuity and some help from Veracode solutions, their businesses are carrying on. In fact, our Static Analysis scan numbers reached an all-time high in March, and then again in April. That tells us… READ MORE
- Introducing Vera.codes Capture the Flag Puzzles!
Remember those boundless summer days playing ‘Capture the Flag’ over the scent of freshly cut grass? No other care in the world aside from finding and seizing that victory flag with bragging rights for the rest of the day? ‘Capture the Flag’ wasn’t just an intense physical exercise to release energy; it was a fun mental escape, too. That’s something many of us need now more than ever. We know a… READ MORE
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