Managing AppSec

When your application security program is up and running, you need best-practice advice on managing and growing the program. Our security experts will guide you through important steps like measuring the success of your program or expanding it to cover more of the application landscape.

Security: Make a Commitment to Working With Development

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By Colin Domoney September 14, 2017
Security should commit to understanding dev processes

The days of security and development working side by side in separate silos are over. With the DevOps-induced security “shift left,” security testing now falls in the realm of the developer, and leaves security in more of an enabling, rather than enforcing, role. And this new role requires a new understanding of developer priorities and processes. The security function cannot be effective in a... READ MORE

Confessions of an Insecure Coder

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By Laurie Mercer September 11, 2017  | Managing AppSec
How SQL injection happens

My name is Laurie Mercer, and I have introduced a security vulnerability into software. The year was 2004. As I travelled to work, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers blared on my cool new iPod. I was a developer, my first proper job after graduating with a degree in computer science and moving to the big city. Responsible for implementing functional changes, I would code new forms and business logic... READ MORE

Podcast: Implications of the EU GDPR

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By Suzanne Ciccone September 4, 2017  | Managing AppSec
EU GDPR Podcast

The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) go into effect in May 2018, and will introduce stark new data security requirements for any organization in the EU, or doing business in the EU. The requirements in this regulation surrounding data retention and personal information are unprecedented, and so are the fines for non-compliance. How will this play out in a world where information is a... READ MORE

Top 4 Ways CA Veracode Integrations Make Security's Job Easier

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By Chris Wysopal August 23, 2017  | Managing AppSec
CA Veracode integrations make security's job easier

The CA Veracode Application Security Platform integrates seamlessly with the development, security and risk-tracking tools you already use. And, our flexible API allows you to create your own custom integrations or use community integrations, built by the open source community and other technology partners. But what do these integrations mean for a security professional charged with AppSec? How... READ MORE

Don't Be AppSec 'Helicopter Parents'

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By Suzanne Ciccone August 17, 2017  | Managing AppSec
Security's role shifts in a DevSecOps world

Roles shifting can be disconcerting. Having a clear role and understanding your responsibilities and tasks is comforting. But getting too comfortable can be dangerous. Take parenting for example. Parents wouldn’t be doing their kids any favors by continuing to feed and dress them as if they were 4 when they’re 10. As children age, they start to do these basic tasks on their own, and the parent... READ MORE

Best Practices for Complying with Emerging Application Security Regulations

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By Tim Jarrett August 14, 2017  | Managing AppSec
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In a previous blog post, we discussed how the proliferation of data breaches has caught the attention of regulators, which are increasingly focused on cybersecurity and application security. Case in point: Two recent major regulations – the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and NY State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) Cybersecurity Regulations – are unprecedented in their... READ MORE

What You Need to Know About the Latest Trends in AppSec Regulations

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By Tim Jarrett August 8, 2017  | Managing AppSec
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As major data breaches continue to expose customers’ sensitive data and cause major monetary and reputation damage to organizations, regulators are taking notice. Two recent major regulations – the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and NY State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) Cybersecurity Regulations – are unprecedented in their scope and depth. Considering the prominence... READ MORE

What Do Microservices Mean for AppSec?

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By Brian Pitta August 7, 2017  | Managing AppSec
microservices are like tapas vs. a traditional meal -- how this shift will affect AppSec

I am not a fan of tapas. I’ll take the 22-oz. bone-in ribeye over small plates any day. My wife is the opposite; she loves them. With more tapas bars opening and existing restaurants adopting a “small plate” menu, I find myself losing the battle of steakhouse vs. tapas quite often. After several meals (if that’s what you call them), I will admit I’ve started to see some of the appeal: pick what... READ MORE

5 Ways CA Veracode Helps You Fix Software Flaws

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By Jim Jastrzebski August 2, 2017  | Customer News
How CA Veracode helps you work around software flaws.

As important as application security testing is, it's really just the first step in a continuous process to identify and fix flaws. And, depending on your application, you may have hundreds of flaws which require remediation. Some of the most common questions I hear when consulting with customers, particularly new customers, are, “how can I make sure I’m remediating the flaws I find,” followed by... READ MORE

Security Needs to Shift Left – and Right

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By Suzanne Ciccone July 25, 2017  | Managing AppSec
Shift security both left and right

The move to Agile and DevSecOps development processes has fostered a lot of attention on the need to shift security testing left in the development cycle. And this is absolutely a pivot in the right direction. Moving security testing into the realm of the developer makes security testing faster, easier, more effective and less expensive. However, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that... READ MORE

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