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Live from RSA: Sophia the Social Humanoid Robot

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By RJ Gazarek March 7, 2019
What Sophia the humanoid robot can tell us about the future of security

A big theme throughout RSA this year, from the keynote to vendor booths, is the power that artificial intelligence can bring to the security world. While we do leverage machine learning at Veracode to better our vulnerability database, we thought it would be a lot more fun to bring a different form of AI to the booth this year. We invited Sophia, the world’s first social humanoid robot, to be a... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Coolest Things to See on the Expo Floor

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By RJ Gazarek March 6, 2019
Don't miss these RSA 2019 expo floor highlights

The RSA expo hall is massive. Even the word “massive” doesn’t seem to do justice to just how big the floor is and how many vendors are present. Putting it in better context, it took me an entire hour to walk by every booth at a moderate pace, and that is without stopping for conversations or getting my badge scanned. For the first night, I wanted to see everything, and make some mental notes on... READ MORE

Live From RSA: Opening Keynote Inspires

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By RJ Gazarek March 6, 2019
Key takeaways from the RSA Conference 2019 keynote address

The keynote presentation this year at RSA carried three major themes: Better Together, Trust, and Artificial Intelligence. Better Together We were treated with a surprise keynote opening by Dame Helen Mirren, who gave an inspirational speech on the influence that every security practitioner in the room has on the security of our world. She walked us through an exercise, asking everyone to hold up... READ MORE

Live From RSA: DevSecOps Days

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By RJ Gazarek March 5, 2019
Highlights from RSA Day One

RSA is arguably the preeminent security conference of the year. 2019 looks to live up to the excitement with a schedule full of knowledge sharing from the top experts in our industry. All week, we will share what we are learning this year, on both our social media channels and our blog.  Monday was full of pre-conference seminars and sessions to attend, and the one that caught our eye was... READ MORE

How Veracode Scans Docker Containers for Open Source Vulnerabilities

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By RJ Gazarek February 27, 2019

Veracode Software Composition Analysis now also scans Docker containers and images to find vulnerabilities associated with open source libraries as dependencies of the base OS image and globally installed packages. If you’re interested in understanding how containers work, the different components that make up your container ecosystem, and how that differs from virtualization, we recommend this... READ MORE

Why You Should Reconsider Prioritizing High Severity Vulnerabilities in Your Fix Schedule

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By Laura Paine February 22, 2019

When it comes to vulnerabilities, there is a range of severity and exploitability, which often dictates how quickly a flaw is fixed upon discovery. Most companies prioritize high severity and critical vulnerabilities, but ignore lower severity vulnerabilities. The highest severity flaws are less complicated to attack, offer more opportunity for full application compromise, and are more likely to... READ MORE

Beyond Tor: Examining the Uncharted Corners of the Dark Web

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By Benjamin Brown February 13, 2019

Discussions about the darknet or dark web are typically centered around the Tor network, and the data from breaches, password dumps, and hacked emails that can be found there. There is little focus or discussion about the other extant darknet frameworks, and the fact that the dark web is actually comprised of multiple networks designed for specific underground activity. While Europol reports and... READ MORE

Veracode Channel Leader Leslie Bois Earns Top Channel Recognition from CRN

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By Pete Daly February 11, 2019  | Security News

Leslie Bois, Veracode’s Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances, has been selected to the prestigious CRN 2019 Channel Chiefs list. Bois earned the industry recognition for the second consecutive year, a reflection of the growth and influence she has introduced since joining Veracode in 2017. Bois is responsible for developing and executing Veracode’s global strategy to build a strong... READ MORE

Ohio Senate Bill 220 Incentivizes Businesses to Maintain Higher Levels of Cybersecurity

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By Laura Paine February 6, 2019

In the last two years alone, there has been a number of high-profile breaches that have given organizations pause, asking them to consider whether the same kind of event could happen to them. After all, a cybersecurity breach could seriously damage or even level your business if you’re not prepared and do not have the appropriate security programs in place. We’ve seen the implementation of the... READ MORE

Unchecked open source components introducing more risk to businesses

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By Pete Daly January 31, 2019  | Research

At Veracode, we’ve been the first and the loudest in proclaiming that companies need to be vigilant in how they use open source components in their software. Our research shows that open source components are used with increasing regularity in the enterprise. The State of Software Security Volume 9 report, which examined 700,000 scans over 12 months, found that 87.5 percent of Java applications... READ MORE

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