Neil DuPaul

Neil is a Marketing Technologist working on the Content and Corporate teams at Veracode. He currently focuses on Developer Awareness through strategic content creation. In his spare time you'll find him doting over his lovely wife and daughter. He is a Co-Owner of CrossFit Amoskeag in Bedford NH, his favorite topic is artificial intelligence, and his favorite food is pepperoni pizza.
Posts by Neil DuPaul

Hackathon Feedback: A Look Towards December

September 7, 2012

After our latest Hackathon I wanted to get feedback from our various participants on what they thought of the event and what they thought could be improved. We came up with three simple questions and welcomed any answers at all. What you see below is a sampling of the responses we received. Describe the Hackathon in 3 words. Veracoders Making Magic Pretty Dang Awesome Work is fun. Dynamic scan... READ MORE

Avoiding Storms in the Cloud: The Critical Need for Independent Verification

September 5, 2012

This content was written by Chris Wysopal and originally published at, you can read the full post by clicking here. Article Summary Last year, Forrester predicted that cloud computing would top $240 billion in 2020. Market Research Media came up with a more aggressive forecast of $270 billion in 2020. None of this data is particularly surprising, as cloud technology is... READ MORE

Using Veracode’s SaaS Engine to Quickly Roll Out Scanning Programs

August 28, 2012

By Dan Cornell, CTO of the Denim Group ( At Denim Group, we help clients build secure software and secure the software they have built. We have a long-standing partnership with Veracode because their SaaS scanning engine provides us with the vulnerability information we need to help make our customer’s applications more secure. Our goals when we work with clients rolling out... READ MORE

AppSec Weekly News Roundup 8/23/2012

August 24, 2012

// // // // Passwords: Your Attempts Are Futile In my 15 year history of being online I don't believe I've ever had one of my accounts hacked. Clearly I know how to construct a secure password or perhaps more likely I've just never really been important or unlucky enough to be hacked. Count how many password variations you use for your many accounts across the web, is it around 6 or 7?... READ MORE

Microsoft BlueHat - 5 Questions with Katie Moussouris

August 21, 2012

One of the big stories from this year's BlackHat conference was Microsoft's inaugural BlueHat contest. The contest challenged security researchers to design a novel runtime mitigation technology designed to prevent the exploitation of memory safety vulnerabilities. We were lucky enough to grab a few minutes of Microsoft's leader of security community outreach and strategy, Katie Moussouris' time... READ MORE

Veracode Hackathon 2012 in Pictures

August 13, 2012

Over the next 2 to 3 weeks we'll be authoring a number of posts about our annual Hackathon that ran last week as one of our goals this time around was to share a lot more than we did for our inaugural Hackathon last year. Last week we kicked things off with our brief intro announcing the start of the Hackathon and today we keep things going with our photo round up. The photos you see below... READ MORE

Stuxnet: The New Face of 21st Century Cyber Warfare Infographic

August 8, 2012

In June of 2010 the Stuxnet worm made it's debut to the world. Joint engineered by the United States and Israel to cripple Iran's nuclear efforts, it wasn't long before the worm was altered and turned loose on the internet spawning a number of variations of the original worm and affecting computers around the world!   Add this Infographic to Your Website for FREE! Small Version <p>... READ MORE

A Glimpse Into Hackathon 2012

August 7, 2012

The 2012 Veracode Hackathon officially kicked off this morning and while most of our coverage of the event will come later this week and next week I wanted to give everyone that was curious a quick glimpse into the event. The event starts over a free breakfast of donuts and bagels and while participants are welcomed t-shirts are also distributed (pink was especially popular among the men.)... READ MORE

AppSec Weekly News Roundup 8/3/2012

August 3, 2012

Dropbox Email Spamming: Posted by Aditya Agarwal in the Dropbox blog, a post titled “Security update & new features,” addresses user complaints about spam they were receiving at email addresses they only used for Dropbox. The investigation unveiled that, “usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts.” They went on to... READ MORE

Secure Development Awards: Q&A With the Winners

July 31, 2012

Earlier today we announced the winners of our first ever Secure Development Awards. For those that haven't heard of our new awards this quote from our Co-Founder Chris Wysopal sums it up nicely; "We’ve created this award to recognize developers’ successes in properly implementing security features during the software development lifecycle. Historically, security professionals used scanning and... READ MORE

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