/apr 1, 2021

AppSec with LolCats: Click2Cat - the Security Extension to Veracode You Didn’t Realize You Needed (April Fools!)

By Anne Nielsen

Fixing security findings in your code can be hard. Sometimes you need help from other developers who have solved these problems before. Veracode provides one-on-one time with ex-developers who can coach you through different approaches to address security findings.

But sometimes, you don’t really want advice. Instead, you need a boost to help you get through the day of reducing risk in your software. Enter Veracode’s Click2Cat feature – a quick pick-me-up while you are preparing that report about the security of your software.


In 2017, Willa Riggins recognized a gap in Veracode’s product offering: a lack of lolcats. As a leader of the manual penetration testing team, she took it upon herself to close this gap during a Veracode Hackathon. So Click2Cat chrome extension was born and it makes getting a lolcat from the Veracode UI quick and easy.

Download now to improve your flaw fixing experience today: https://github.com/willasaywhat/click2cat

Real quotes from real Click2Cat users:

  • I was struggling with how to fix a particularly nasty SQLi issue. Digging through the code in Veracode’s Triage Flaw viewer I could see the taint source and the actual sink. Before I dug into the fix, I got myself a coffee and a quick lolcat, then I was ready to go! – Jennifurr B.
  • There is nothing better to start my day of CRUSHING SECURITY DEBT than a lolcat - Katy Purry
  • I ship customer value all day, so a little Click2Cat gives me the edge in solving tricky security problems that slow me down – Paul McCatney

*note: lolcats can be fickle and sometimes wander away from the Veracode UI. 


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By Anne Nielsen

Senior Product Manager for Veracode’s application security platform including reporting, analytics and API feature sets as well are Veracode’s technology evolution from a monolithic architecture into MicroServices. Anne partners with Veracode customer’s to manage application security risk through new product features and functionality while enabling Veracode’s best in class scanning technologies.