Suzanne Ciccone

Suzanne is part of the content team at Veracode, working to create resources that shed light on AppSec problems and solutions. 
Posts by Suzanne Ciccone

Did You Read Our Most Popular 2018 Blog Posts?

January 15, 2019

Every January, we get a lot of valuable insights by looking back at our most popular blog posts in the previous year, and 2018 was no exception. The posts that resonated the most last year paint a clear picture of topics most important to the security and development communities – from open source risk, to using AppSec as a competitive differentiator, to security’s new role in a DevOps world. The... READ MORE

Key Takeaways From SANS Report: Secure DevOps 2018: Fact or Fiction?

January 11, 2019

DevOps, with its focus on speed and incremental development, is changing the application security landscape. We’ve talked about this change a lot in the past couple years, and how security should fit into this picture. Now SANS is taking a look at how security actually is fitting into this DevOps picture in practice. In a recent survey, the sixth in a series of annual studies by SANS on security... READ MORE

How AppSec Reduces Unplanned Work

December 11, 2018

Unplanned work is the enemy of productivity – in all aspects of life. Any activity that pops up unexpectedly and eats up your time and resources is a productivity killer. You’ve probably experienced this at home – you drop your son at baseball practice, drive home, and then get a call that he left his glove at home and needs you to bring it to him. Or you’ve experienced it at work – an email is... READ MORE

State of Software Security Vol 9: Top 4 Takeaways for Developers

November 8, 2018

We’ve just released the 9th volume of our State of Software Security report and, as always, it’s a treasure trove of valuable security insights. This year’s report analyzes our scans of more than 2 trillion lines of code, all performed over a 12-month period between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. The data reveals a clear picture of both the security of code organizations are producing... READ MORE

State of Software Security Volume 9: Top 5 Takeaways for CISOs

October 30, 2018

We’ve just released the 9th volume of our State of Software Security report and, as always, it’s a treasure trove of valuable security insights. This year’s report analyzes our scans of more than 2 trillion lines of code, all performed over a 12-month period between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. The data reveals a clear picture of both the security of code organizations are producing today,... READ MORE

Application Security Mistake No. 6: Going It Alone

October 9, 2018

We’ve been in the application security business for more than 10 years, and we’ve learned a lot in that time about what works, and what doesn’t. This is the sixth and final post in a blog series that takes a look at some of the most common mistakes we see that lead to failed AppSec initiatives. Use our experience to make sure you avoid these mistakes and set yourself up for application security... READ MORE

Application Security Mistake No. 5: Lack of Buy-In

September 13, 2018

We’ve been in the application security business for more than 10 years, and we’ve learned a lot in that time about what works, and what doesn’t. This is the fifth in a blog series that takes a look at some of the most common mistakes we see that lead to failed AppSec initiatives. Use our experience to make sure you avoid these mistakes and set yourself up for application security... READ MORE

Veracode Users Talk About Selecting an AppSec Solution

September 10, 2018

With the shift to DevSecOps, developers are now primarily responsible for security testing in the early phases of the SDLC. If developers are conducting security testing, the old rules for selecting an application security solution no longer apply. What do application security selection criteria look like in a DevSecOps world? Veracode users are talking about this shift and their new selection... READ MORE

“Shifting Left” Requires Remediation Guidance

September 7, 2018

Shifting security “left” is about more than simply changing the timing of testing. When security shifts to earlier phases of the development lifecycle, it also changes the players responsible for conducting the testing and addressing the results. In the not-so-distant past, the security team would conduct most security testing late in the software development process, pass the results back “over... READ MORE

Application Security Mistake No. 4: Ignoring AppSec Policies

August 30, 2018

We’ve been in the application security business for more than 10 years, and we’ve learned a lot in that time about what works, and what doesn’t. This is the third in a blog series that takes a look at some of the most common mistakes we see that lead to failed AppSec initiatives. Use our experience to make sure you avoid these mistakes and set yourself up for application security... READ MORE

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