Press Releases

Press Release Jan 21 2016

HIMSS and Veracode Survey Reveals Application Vulnerabilities are Top Cybersecurity Concern for Healthcare Providers

The report reveals how application security is viewed and addressed by healthcare providers across the US. The number one concern of these executives was the exploitation of vulnerabilities in web, mobile and cloud-based applications. Survey respondents cited the potential for loss of life due to compromised networks or medical devices, brand damage due to theft of patient information and regulatory enforcement as their top fears related to such security breaches.

Press Release Dec 03 2015

Four Out of Five Applications Written in Web Scripting Languages Fail OWASP Top 10 Upon First Assessment

The report shows that four out of five applications written in PHP, Classic ASP and ColdFusion that were assessed by Veracode during the period covered by the report failed at least one of the OWASP Top 10, an industry-standard security benchmark. Given the volume of PHP applications developed for the top three content management systems (CMS) - WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, which represent more than 70 percent of all CMSs in use today – these findings raise concern over potential security vulnerabilities in millions of websites.

Press Release Dec 01 2015

Veracode Appoints Former Gartner Research Analyst Joseph Feiman as Chief Innovation Officer

Esteemed former Gartner Research analyst Joseph Feiman has joined Veracode in the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer, reporting directly to Bob Brennan, CEO. In this role, Joseph Feiman will focus on advanced technologies that drive innovative detection and protection strategies to further extend what is already the most comprehensive end-to-end platform for application security in the industry.

Press Release Nov 05 2015

NYSE and Veracode Survey Reveals Cyber-Related Corporate Liability is Top of Mind for Boards and Executives

Pressure is building for boards and management teams to deal with cybersecurity issues that can impact their brand and erode valuation. 9 out of 10 board members believe regulators should hold businesses liable for cyber breaches if due care has not been followed to secure customer data.

Press Release Oct 22 2015

Judge Confirms Jury Finding of Willful Infringement of Veracode Patent

The Court confirmed the jury verdict that Appthority ‘willfully’ infringed a Veracode patent related to binary static analysis. The Court also imposed a permanent injunction against Appthority’s infringing use of Veracode’s patented technology, rejecting Appthority’s argument that the injunction should apply only to a limited number of specific types of program errors detected by its technology. Accordingly, the court’s ruling makes clear that the changes to its technology that Appthority detailed to the Court are not sufficient to avoid infringement of Veracode’s patent and the scope of the Court’s injunction.

Press Release Sep 02 2015

Employees Gambling with Corporate Data by Installing Digital Gambling Apps on Mobile Devices Used for Work

Analytics from Veracode’s cloud-based platform show that, based on its analysis of hundreds of thousands of scans of mobile apps installed in actual corporate environments, the average global enterprise has multiple gambling apps installed in its mobile environment. Many of these apps contain adware as well as critical vulnerabilities, such as weak encryption, enabling cyberattackers to gain access to contacts, emails, call history, and phone locations as well as to record phone conversations.

Press Release Aug 10 2015

Veracode Recognized as a “Leader” in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing for Third Consecutive Year

Veracode been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner Inc.’s 2015 “Application Security Testing Magic Quadrant” for the third consecutive year, based on the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute in the application security testing (AST) market.

Press Release Jul 31 2015

Veracode Appoints Sam King as Chief Strategy Officer

Sam King has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, King will be responsible for product management, marketing, corporate development and the company’s customer-facing solution architects.

Press Release Jul 29 2015

Veracode Cybersecurity Experts to Speak at Black Hat USA and BSides 2015 in Las Vegas

Chris Wysopal, Veracode’s CTO and CISO, and Christien Rioux, Veracode’s Chief Scientist, will be participating in a number of activities during Black Hat USA and BSides Las Vegas, including roundtable sessions on best practices and key metrics for application security, and a keynote at the Password Crypto Track, unveiling L0phtCrack 7.

Press Release Jun 23 2015

Government Sector Ranked Last in Remediating Web and Mobile Application Vulnerabilities

The 2015 State of Software Security report reveals concerning benchmark analytics from Veracode's cloud-based platform. Organized into seven vertical markets for simplified benchmarking – government, financial services, retail and hospitality, technology, manufacturing, healthcare and other – Veracode’s report shows that web and mobile applications produced or used by government organizations are more likely than those in other industries to fail standard security policies like the OWASP Top 10 when initially assessed for risk.

Press Release Jun 09 2015

60% of British CTOs Say UK Government is Performing Poorly in Protecting Firms from Cyberattacks

According to Cebr, one of the UK’s leading independent commentators on economics and business trends, some 60% of CTOs feel the government is not doing enough to prevent cyberattacks. In addition, the top three concerns of UK business executives are breach costs (including forensic, cleanup and legal costs), reputation and brand damage, and lost revenue due to downtime.

Press Release Jun 03 2015

Veracode Joins Effort to Support Workplace Equality for Women

Corporate Challenge Rallies Top Mass. Companies to Close the Gender Gap at Work

Press Release May 28 2015

NYSE and Veracode Reveal Surprising Results | Veracode

Cybersecurity has clearly become an important board-level priority, with more than 80 percent of respondents reporting that cybersecurity is discussed at most or all boardroom meetings. At the same time, a surprising 66 percent are not fully confident their companies are properly secured against cyberattacks.

Press Release Apr 27 2015

62 Percent of Web and Mobile Applications Are Never Assessed for Critical Vulnerabilities by German Enterprises

IDG study reveals that lack of visibility into application-layer risk is consistent across US, UK and German firms

Press Release Apr 07 2015

Veracode Study Reveals the Internet of Things Poses Cybersecurity Risk

Veracode’s security team probed and monitored a set of always-on, consumer IoT devices, plus their associated mobile applications and cloud services, to understand the impact of each product’s data security and privacy posture. The results show vulnerabilities within these devices to be a potential pathway for robbery, theft of sensitive data or even stalking.

Press Release Mar 11 2015

Average Large Enterprise Has More Than 2,000 Unsafe Mobile Apps Installed on Employee Devices

Mobile enterprise environments increasingly targeted by embedded spyware, adware and back-doors, according to analytics from Veracode’s cloud-based security platform

Press Release Feb 05 2015

Vulnerable GHOST Function Called by 41 Percent of Applications Using Standard C Library

80 percent of vulnerable applications rated as highly business-critical, according to analytics from Veracode’s cloud-based security platform

Press Release Dec 24 2014

Veracode Named a Leader in Application Security by Independent Research Firm

Evaluation cites “unified cloud-based security SAST and DAST platform” with “a customer-centric approach to integration into the greater development workflow”

Press Release Dec 17 2014

Veracode Honored as BostInno “50 on Fire” Finalist

Veracode has been selected as a finalist for BostInno’s 50 on Fire awards, an annual celebration of the 50 most luminary organizations driving innovation in Boston and beyond. Veracode joins other innovators including HubSpot, Acquia and Actifio.

Press Release Nov 18 2014

Veracode CISO to Speak at Argyle CISO Leadership Forum

Chris Wysopal, Veracode’s co-founder, CTO and CISO will be a panelist for the segment “IT Transformation is the New Normal” at the annual Argyle CISO Leadership Forum. The conference will discuss best practices for security organizations to help drive the business forward.

Press Release Nov 12 2014

Veracode to Speak at Bloomberg Government Event: “The Digital Trust: The Technology of Trust”

Chris Wysopal, Veracode’s co-founder, CTO and CISO will be a panelist for the discussion “The Digital Trust: The Technology of Trust,” a Bloomberg Government event on Thursday, November 13th. Produced in partnership with Visa, the discussion will address the notion that the digital economy is built on trust: that transactions are protected from fraud and crime, and that personal, business, and government data are used appropriately and stored securely.

Press Release Oct 22 2014

Open Source and Third-Party Components Embed 24 Known Vulnerabilities into Every Web Application on Average

Veracode introduces new cloud-based service that reduces enterprise risk via centralized, automated component governance



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