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Episode 168: Application Security Debt is growing. Also: Web App Security in the Age of IoT

In this week’s episode of the podcast (#168), sponsored by Signal Sciences, Chris Eng of Veracode joins us to talk about the 10th annual State of Software Security Report and the problem of application security debt. Also, Brendan Macaraeg of Signal Sciences talks about the expanding landscape of web application attacks and defenses.

Facebook opens up on System that ‘protects Billions’

Facebook used a blog post on Friday to describe, in detail, the systems that it uses to secure its vast social network, including custom designed tools and so-called “red team” hacks.

Opinion: Gaping Holes in Security of APIs

In-brief: In this, the first in a three-part series on REST API, Neeraj Khandelwal of Barracuda Networks discusses the growing importance of application program interfaces to business success, and how API insecurity poses a significant and under-appreciated risk to businesses.

Are You Creating A Culture of Security?

Here at The Security Ledger, we’ve written often about the barriers to improving the security practices of software development organizations. It is simple enough to say things like “we have to teach people to write code that is secure. But to actually accomplish that across the myriad of companies that do software development is akin to boiling the ocean. Still, it is a far more manageable problem at the level of a single organization. In fact: it is quite do-able. How? That’s the subject of a Google Hangout Security Ledger is doing this afternoon in conjunction with Veracode. The topic: creating a culture of security within your organization.  In the hangout, I will be speaking with Veracode’s Chris Eng and Greg Nicastro about how Veracode, itself, built its secure development culture from the ground up. This is going to be a great discussion. Greg is the Executive Vice President of […]

Strategies for Securing Agile Development: An Online Conversation

There’s no question that agile development methods, which emphasize collaboration and shorter, iterative development cycles, are ascendant. Many factors contribute to agile’s growing popularity, from constrained budgets to increased user demands for features and accountability. Though traditionally associated with small and nimble software and services startups, agile methodology has been embraced by organizations across industry verticals – many (like John Deere) whose name doesn’t scream “app store” or “Silicon Valley Startup.” But if agile is here to stay, a nagging question is how to pivot to agile’s fast-paced and iterative release schedules without skimping on important areas like code security. After all, the conventional wisdom is that security slows things down: imposing time- and labor intensive code audits and testing on the otherwise results-driven development cycle. Fortunately, agile and secure development aren’t mutually exclusive. Tomorrow (Thursday), the Security Ledger and Veracode will collaborate on a Hangout and discussion of how to build, automate and deliver secure software using the agile […]