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2020 Trend Alert: Consumer Privacy

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By Hope Goslin January 17, 2020  | Customer News

We are only a few weeks into 2020, and it is safe to say that consumer privacy is all the rage. California kicked off the movement with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), AB 375, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. The act aims to give consumers more rights to their personal data. Since then, Washington, New Hampshire, and New York have all proposed similar consumer privacy bills... READ MORE

The Consequences of Security Breaches Are Becoming More Severe

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By Meaghan McBee January 10, 2020
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With the prevalence of cyberattacks, breaches, and data leaks heading into 2020, it’s becoming commonplace for employees to part ways with their organization after a security incident. Although the consequences from a breach were less severe in the past, reactions are shifting as data leaks are deemed more dire than ever before. A 2018 report from Kaspersky Lab surveyed 6,000 people in 29... READ MORE

Work in Healthcare? This is Why You Should Give Your Security a Checkup

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By Meaghan McBee January 8, 2020

Most patients practice preventative care through regular trips to the doctor, catching minor issues before they turn into major medical problems. So, why don’t more organizations follow suit with security testing to prevent breaches and fortify the safety of patient information? Too often, remediation is an afterthought as developers scramble to patch holes in their systems post-breach. A recent... READ MORE

Veracode CEO Sam King Recognized in WomenInc. Magazine’s 2019 Top Influential Corporate Directors

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By Jessica Lavery January 7, 2020
Sam King named top influential corporate director

We’re thrilled to announce that Veracode Chief Executive Officer Sam King has been named one of WomenInc. Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors! Honoring influencers, achievers, and executives, this announcement recognizes women who are making notable contributions to the world of business and technology. The list compiled by WomenInc. Magazine includes over 700 directors serving... READ MORE

SC Media Inducts Veracode into its 2019 Innovator Hall of Fame

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By Jessica Lavery January 3, 2020
Veracode inducted into Innovator Hall of Fame

We are excited to announce that Veracode has been inducted into SC Media’s 2019 Innovator Hall of Fame. To select the honorees, the SC Media team leverages data from SC Labs testing groups, conferences, research, and referrals. The team then evaluates the nominees against strict criteria to ensure that the final selection is comprised of vendors with the most promising products and capabilities... READ MORE

Optiv Announces New Software Assurance as-a-Service Offering Powered by Veracode

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By Leslie Bois December 9, 2019
Introducing Optiv's new security offering featuring Veracode

In an effort to help drive collaboration between security, development, and operations, improve speed to market, and ensure software is secure from the start, Optiv has released its new Software Assurance as-a-Service (SAaaS) offering. This program pairs Optiv’s consulting and security services with Veracode’s cloud-based, end-to-end application security solutions to give companies a programmatic... READ MORE

Why Are Schools Increasingly Targeted by Cyberattackers?

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By Suzanne Ciccone September 12, 2019
Why are schools becoming cyberattack targets

Schools, including universities, are increasingly becoming cyberattack targets. Just this month, the Monroe-Woodbury school district in Orange County, NY had to delay the start of school due to cyberattacks. And this incident was only one of a handful of cyberattacks on New York state school districts this summer. One school system, Rockville Centre in Nassau County, paid a cyberattacker $88,000... READ MORE

Veracode Customers Improve Mean Time to Remediation by 90%

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By Laura Paine September 3, 2019

Bill Gates is well known for treating time as a scarce resource, and in 1994, John Seabrook published a piece in The New Yorker detailing an email exchange he carried on with the famous technologist. Seabrook notes that Gates’ reverence for time was evident in his correspondence – skipping salutations and pleasantries, leaving spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in-line, and never addressing... READ MORE

Veracode Now Available on the Digital Marketplace G-Cloud UK

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By Laura Paine August 22, 2019

There is a deepening awareness that cyberthreats can never be eliminated completely, and digital resilience is an absolute necessity – and this is true for both private and public sector organizations and agencies. With this understanding, the UK Government created its G-Cloud Framework, which has transformed the way that public sector organizations can purchase information and communications... READ MORE

Introducing the New Veracode Software Composition Analysis

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By Javier Perez August 19, 2019

Open source technology empowers developers to make software better, faster, and more efficiently as they push the envelope and delight users with desired features and functionality. This is a trend that is unlikely to fade – at least not in the foreseeable future – and has further fueled our passion for securing the world’s software. This is also why Veracode acquired SourceClear – we had a... READ MORE

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