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Meaghan McBee

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.

Posts by Meaghan McBee
  • 16% of Orgs Require Developers to Self-Educate on Security

    Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking was spot on when he said, “Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” It’s no secret that programming is a thriving career path – especially with the speed of software development picking up, not slowing down. But one critical… READ MORE

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  • 43% of Orgs Think DevOps Integration Is Critical to AppSec Success

    It’s no secret that the rapid speed of modern software development means an increased likelihood of risky flaws and vulnerabilities in your code. Developers are working fast to hit tight deadlines and create innovative applications, but without the right security solutions integrated into your processes, it’s easy to hit security roadblocks or let flaws slip through the cracks. We recently dug… READ MORE

  • How 80% of Orgs Can Overcome a Lack of Training for Developers

    Developer security training is more critical than ever, but data shows us that the industry isn’t taking it quite as seriously as it should. A recent ESG survey report, Modern Application Development Security, highlights the glaring gaps in effective developer security training. In the report, we learned that only 20 percent of surveyed organizations offer security training to new developers who… READ MORE

  • Breaking Down Risky Open Source Libraries by Language

    You work hard to produce quality applications on tight deadlines, and like every other development team out there, that often means relying on open source code to keep projects on track. Having access to plug-and-go code is invaluable when you’re racing the clock, but the accessibility of open source libraries comes with a caveat: increased risk. In our recent report, State of Software Security:… READ MORE

  • Man vs. Machine: Three-Part Virtual Series on the Human Element of AppSec

    In 2011 when IBM’s Watson supercomputer went up against ‘Jeopardy’ icon Ken Jennings, the world watched as a battle of man vs. machine concluded in an impressive win for Watson. It wasn’t simply remarkable that Watson could complete calculations and source documents quickly; the real feat was the brainpower it took to create fine-tuned software with the ability to comprehend questions… READ MORE

  • What Does it Take to be a Rockstar Developer?

    If there’s one thing you need to value as you move through your career as a modern software developer, it’s the importance of security. With application layers increasing and the shift left movement bringing security into the picture earlier on the development process, security should be top of mind for every developer working to write and compile successful code. But many developers leave school… READ MORE

  • New Forrester Report: Build a Developer Security Champions Program

    We know firsthand how critical it is for developers and security professionals to have a great working relationship. That extends beyond simply communicating well; for your DevSecOps program to come together so that you can secure your applications, you need to break down silos and improve security knowledge across the board. Recently, Forrester published a report on this very topic that digs… READ MORE

  • Quality Conundrum: Relying on QA Tools Alone Increases Risk

    Quality assurance, or QA, is one of the go-to solutions for organizations looking to enhance their application security (AppSec). But alone, they don’t provide enough coverage and can give your team a false sense of security that comes back to haunt you during audits, or worse: after a breach. QA tools are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to flagging and remediating flaws that leave your… READ MORE

  • State of Software Security: Open Source Edition – Key Takeaways for Developers

    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

  • What Does it Take to Be an Effective Developer Manager?

    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

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