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

A Closer Look at the Veracode SourceClear Solution

June 26, 2018

The days of developers creating every line of code from scratch are over. The intense demand for newer, better software means development speeds have become correspondingly intense. In turn, developers need to rely on the pre-built functionality in open source libraries to keep up. The problem with this practice is that it also introduces a whole new layer of vulnerabilities into organizations’... READ MORE

Announcing the GA Release of SourceClear Custom Policies

June 13, 2018

We are very excited to announce the GA release of SourceClear Custom Policies. Custom Policies improves issue remediation and allows you to take greater control of your software delivery workflow. Why Do You Need Custom Policies? More than ever, development groups are relying heavily on open source software libraries to provide a rich feature set that can’t be built from scratch in a reasonable... READ MORE

What the Veracode Verified Team Tier Looks Like

June 5, 2018

We recently announced our Veracode Verified program. To better suit the needs of organizations that are producing and updating apps at DevOps speed, we are attesting to the security of the overall development process of an application, rather than to the security of an application at one point in time. In this way, your prospects and customers can rest assured that security was embedded... READ MORE

[VIDEO] Top 5 Tips on Application Security Policies

May 2, 2018

Policies are a critical part of your application security program; you need them to frame your program, set goals, measure success, and report on progress. But they can also stall your program if they work against, and not with, developer processes and priorities. With the shift to DevOps, and developers working in a faster and more incremental way, it might be a good time to ensure your policy... READ MORE

What the Veracode Verified Standard Tier Looks Like

April 30, 2018

We recently revamped and relaunched our Veracode Verified program. To better suit the needs of organizations that are producing and updating apps at DevOps speed, we are moving away from attesting to the security of an application at one point in time, and, rather, attesting to the security of the overall development process of an application. In this way, your prospects and customers can rest... READ MORE

Podcast: AppSec's Effect on the Bottom Line

March 21, 2018

Traditionally, most executives have thought of security as a necessary evil – an investment that was needed solely to avoid a bad outcome, but not something that would bring in new customers or boost revenue. But that seems to be changing. Veracode recently surveyed IT and business leaders to find out how well organizations are integrating security throughout the development process – a... READ MORE

Do IT Pros Consider Security When Purchasing Software?

March 19, 2018

Traditionally, security was about cost avoidance. It was thought of like insurance – something you have to have in case something bad happens, but not something that would boost the bottom line or attract customers. But in today’s environment, we are increasingly seeing that security is about more than cost avoidance; done right, it creates a competitive advantage. The results of a recent IDG... READ MORE

Security: Create a Development Champion

March 13, 2018  | Secure Development

We talk a lot about the need for development teams to create security champions. With the shift to DevOps – and the intersecting of development, security, and operations teams – development and security teams can no longer operate in their traditional silos. Each team needs to not only work closely together, but also have a much deeper understanding of each others’ pains, processes, and... READ MORE

Top 5 Ways to Get Developer Application Security Buy-In [VIDEO]

February 26, 2018

The speed and scope of software development today is creating new challenges in ensuring the security of software. But they also create the opportunity to finally get application security right. Both the challenge and the opportunity stem, in part, from the fact that security is “shifting left.” The responsibility for ensuring the stability and security of software through production and customer... READ MORE

5 Essential Steps to Shift Security Left [VIDEO]

February 8, 2018

Speed rules in software development today. The DevOps model means getting newer, better, faster into the hands of customers as quickly as possible is the name of the game. But where does that leave security? If it’s not done right -- overlooked or worked around. Done right -- it’s embedded into the software development process from day one, unobtrusively checking for and removing vulnerabilities... READ MORE

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