What were your biggest AppSec questions and concerns in 2019? Want to find out what others’ were? Every January, we look at the most-read blog posts from the previous year, and it always proves to be a valuable exercise for us, and we hope for you as well. The posts below were favorites among our readers in 2019 and highlight the software security issues that were top of mind. Their popularity could also stem from the very practical advice they contain; we got the message, look for more of the same in 2020!
Detailed information on vulnerabilities and exploits – and how to prevent and avoid
The blog posts below contain detailed explanations of vulnerabilities and exploits from our own research team and penetration testers. Clearly, there is an appetite for a first-hand closer look at how developers are creating vulnerabilities, and how attackers are exploiting them.
Managing open source risk
As in the past several years, blog posts on open source risk, and how Veracode helps to reduce it, landed in the top 10.
Complying with AppSec regulations
As major data breaches continue to expose customers’ sensitive data and cause major monetary and reputation damage to organizations, regulators are taking notice. From the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) to the NY State Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) Cybersecurity Regulations, more regulations are including application security requirements, and complying with them is becoming a major driver for security professionals. In turn, two blog posts about cybersecurity regulations were featured on the most-read list for 2019.
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