Sam King

Sam King is the Chief Executive Officer of Veracode and a recognized expert in cybersecurity, the emerging practice of DevSecOps and business management. As a founding member of the Veracode team, Sam helped lead the establishment and growth of the application security category working with industry experts and analysts. In her current role, Sam is focused on company growth and helping customers achieve their missions through the creation of secure software. Prior to Veracode, Sam held leadership positions in cybersecurity and technology companies including Verisign and Razorfish.
Posts by Sam King

Black Hat 2018: The Art of Secure Code

August 2, 2018

This year’s Black Hat conference has some of the most diverse and intriguing sessions of any recent industry event. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore hacking of voting booths, learn about vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and see live demos of how attackers can alter functionality of some of the most popular digital payment systems. These vastly different threats have... READ MORE

Looking Ahead to RSA: What You’ll See at Booth N3309

April 12, 2018  | Managing AppSec

RSA 2018 is fast approaching, and all of us at Veracode are gearing up and getting ready. I’m excited to return this year, and looking forward to both sharing what’s new with us, and learning more about what others have been working on this year. Although the size of this conference can be overwhelming, bringing so many security professionals together creates a truly unique source of knowledge... READ MORE

CA Technologies Acquires SourceClear, Advancing SCA Capabilities for a DevSecOps World

April 9, 2018

As software becomes a bigger component of the value delivered by companies in every industry, it’s no exaggeration to say that every company is becoming a software company. We find our customers pushing the envelope on how to tool up their internal software factory to make software better, faster and more efficiently. Those goals are also driving increased use of open source libraries. This saves... READ MORE

DevSecOps Beyond the Myths: Cutting Through the Hype and Getting to Results

March 27, 2018

There’s been a lot of talk and buzz about DevOps and DevSecOps, precipitated by mega technology trends and cybersecurity events shaping our industry. So my colleagues and I were excited to be part of a recent Virtual Summit on “Assembling the Pieces of the DevSecOps Puzzle,” which aimed to move the conversation from defining DevSecOps to enacting it. We are spending a lot of time helping our... READ MORE

A Tale of Two Market Sizes

February 7, 2012

According to market researcher DataMonitor the size of the global software market is forecast to have a value of $299.1 billion in 2014, an increase of 32.6% since 2009. According to them, the computer software market consists of systems and application software. Systems software comprises operating systems, network and database management and other systems software. Application software... READ MORE

New Platforms, Old Mistakes

January 23, 2012

You don’t need me to point you to stories such as this New York Times article that reported on data from Flurry, a mobile analytics firm to convince you that mobile app usage is growing exponentially. 25B downloads at the end of 2011, a 300% increase year over year. I mean Angry Birds Rio was on the Christmas list for my 6 and 3 year olds - even Santa is not immune from this demand! It is for... READ MORE

What Could Be Worse Than the Government’s Approval Rating?

January 9, 2012

It turns out that the security state of their applications is pretty abysmal too. But first, let’s take a look at what the Government’s report card looks like for their job rating. Gallup has asked Americans each August since 2001 to indicate whether they have positive or negative views of a list of business and industry sectors. The 2011 update is from Gallup's Aug. 11-14 survey. The federal... READ MORE

Veracode Named a Visionary in Gartner DAST Magic Quadrant Published in December 2011

January 5, 2012

New Gartner research has positioned Veracode in the Visionaries quadrant for Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) solutions. Gartner’s DAST Magic Quadrant report was published on December 28, 2011 and is now available to all Gartner research subscribers. An an independent provider of IT and research advice, Gartner’s research analyzes the evolution of the dynamic application security... READ MORE

Backdoors and Beyond

December 19, 2011

Backdoors! But wait, there's more... You recently heard our CTO, Chris Wysopal discuss in his blog post the warnings issued by ICS-CERT on backdoors in a standard network module for control systems. The type of equipment was the Schneider Electric Quantum Ethernet Module. You can read more about the full warning here. Chris went on to discuss how this warning was consistent with what we observed... READ MORE

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