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  • 2019 was a banner year for breaches. Some of the biggest victims included social media heavy-hitters Facebook and TikTok, as well as financial dynamo Capital One. They’re just the tip of the iceberg: according to Forbes, over 3,000 breaches in 2019 tallied up to 4.1 billion compromised data records. That’s a whopping 22.5 million records stolen by cyberattackers every day of last year. We know READ MORE

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  • Leslie Bois, Veracode’s Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances, has been selected to the esteemed CRN 2020 Channel Chiefs list for the third consecutive year – a reflection of the hard work, growth, and influence she’s introduced since joining Veracode in 2017. Bois is responsible for developing and executing Veracode’s global strategy to build a strong partner network, which plays a READ MORE

  • A new staff report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York highlights the risk and potential fallout that a sophisticated cyberattack might have on the United States. In the report, analysts examined a scenario in which a single-day shock hits the country’s payment network, Fedwire, measuring the broad impact it would have on the economy. The results? A significant 38 percent of the network READ MORE

  • We are only a few weeks into 2020, and it is safe to say that consumer privacy is all the rage. California kicked off the movement with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), AB 375, which went into effect on January 1, 2020. The act aims to give consumers more rights to their personal data. Since then, Washington, New Hampshire, and New York have all proposed similar consumer privacy bills READ MORE

  • With the prevalence of cyberattacks, breaches, and data leaks heading into 2020, it’s becoming commonplace for employees to part ways with their organization after a security incident. Although the consequences from a breach were less severe in the past, reactions are shifting as data leaks are deemed more dire than ever before. A 2018 report from Kaspersky Lab surveyed 6,000 people in 29 READ MORE

  • Most patients practice preventative care through regular trips to the doctor, catching minor issues before they turn into major medical problems. So, why don’t more organizations follow suit with security testing to prevent breaches and fortify the safety of patient information? Too often, remediation is an afterthought as developers scramble to patch holes in their systems post-breach. A recent READ MORE

  • We’re thrilled to announce that Veracode Chief Executive Officer Sam King has been named one of WomenInc. Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Corporate Directors! Honoring influencers, achievers, and executives, this announcement recognizes women who are making notable contributions to the world of business and technology. The list compiled by WomenInc. Magazine includes over 700 directors serving READ MORE

  • We are excited to announce that Veracode has been inducted into SC Media’s 2019 Innovator Hall of Fame. To select the honorees, the SC Media team leverages data from SC Labs testing groups, conferences, research, and referrals. The team then evaluates the nominees against strict criteria to ensure that the final selection is comprised of vendors with the most promising products and capabilities READ MORE

  • In an effort to help drive collaboration between security, development, and operations, improve speed to market, and ensure software is secure from the start, Optiv has released its new Software Assurance as-a-Service (SAaaS) offering. This program pairs Optiv’s consulting and security services with Veracode’s cloud-based, end-to-end application security solutions to give companies a programmatic READ MORE

  • Schools, including universities, are increasingly becoming cyberattack targets. Just this month, the Monroe-Woodbury school district in Orange County, NY had to delay the start of school due to cyberattacks. And this incident was only one of a handful of cyberattacks on New York state school districts this summer. One school system, Rockville Centre in Nassau County, paid a cyberattacker $88,000 READ MORE

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