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Watch Here: How to Build a Successful AppSec Program

Cyberattackers and threat actors won’t take a break and wait for you to challenge them with your security efforts – you need a proactive application security (AppSec) program to get ahead of threats and remediate flaws quickly. It’s critical that you stand up an AppSec program covering all the bases, from which roles each team member will have to alignment on KPIs and goals, and even a detailed application inventory to stay on top of your code.

The Devil's in the Dependency: Data-Driven Software Composition Analysis

We all know that lurking within even the most popular open source packages are flaws that can leave carefully constructed applications vulnerable. In fact, 71% of all applications contain flawed open source libraries, many (70.7%) coming from downstream dependencies which might escape the notice of developers. Using graph analytics and a broad data science toolkit, we untangle the web of open source dependencies and flaws and show the best way for developers to navigate this seemingly intractable game of whack-a-mole.
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5 Lessons About Software Security for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is cybersecurity awareness month, and this year, the overarching theme is “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” When considering what “cybersmart” means in application security, we realized we unearthed some data this year that made us a little cybersmarter and could help other security professionals and developers increase their AppSec smarts as well. We’re sharing those data gems below.

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Veracode Makes DevSecOps a Seamless Experience With GitHub Code Scanning

Developers face a bevy of roadblocks in their race to meet tight deadlines, which means they often pull from risky open source libraries and prioritize security flaws on the fly. In a recent ESG survey report, Modern Application Development Security, we saw that 54% of organizations push vulnerable code just to meet critical deadlines, and while they plan for remediation on a later release, lingering flaws only add to risky security debt.

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Hot off the Press: Veracode Named a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for AST

Veracode has been officially recognized by Gartner Peer Insights as a 2020 Customers’ Choice for Application Security Testing. The report includes Veracode’s aggregate score of 4.6 out of 5 stars out of 95 independent customer reviews (as of July 31, 2020), and of the reviewers, 92 percent said that they would recommend Veracode’s AST solutions. Veracode, the largest global provider of application security (AST) solutions.

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96% of Organizations Use Open Source Libraries but Less Than 50% Manage Their Library Security Flaws

Most modern codebases are dependent on open source libraries. In fact, a recent research report sponsored by Veracode and conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that more than 96 percent of organizations use open source libraries in their codebase. But – shockingly – less than half of these organizations have invested in specific security controls to scan for open source vulnerabilities.

Install Veracode for VS Code to Run Greenlight Scans

In this video, you will learn how to install the Veracode for VS Code extension. The Veracode for VS Code extension is available from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Greenlight finds security defects in your code in seconds so you can fix the findings directly in your IDE. Veracode for VS Code is an extension to Visual Studio Code, which performs a Veracode Greenlight scan at the file level, and supports JavaScript, TypeScript, and C#.
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Watch Here: Using Analytics to Measure AppSec ROI

Maximizing the value of your application security (AppSec) analytics not only provides a window into whether or not you’re meeting security requirements but also it helps you prove your ROI. That can be a challenge for a lot of organizations – when stakeholders are not close to the data, they may miss milestones like hitting goals for reducing security debt or even how much AppSec program has matured by data.