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Christine Carrig, Director of Marketing

Christine’s wide breadth of marketing experience has been focused on driving revenue, building brand recognition, and creating demand-generation programs in technology organizations. For the past 11 years, her deep understanding of marketing principles, coupled with forward thinking, has been instrumental in transforming application security start-ups into successful, profitable companies.

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How Contrast Protect Out-Firewalls Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)

Contrast Protect helps to secure software applications in a radically better way than legacy tools like web application firewalls (WAFs). Contrast operates from within your application, moving and scaling with the app, providing accurate attack..

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CAS: The Best Way to Modernize Application Security

In case you don't recognize the acronym, "CAS" stands for Continuous Application Security. It may not become a household name, but here at Contrast we believe it will be as common as "WAFs" within our industry.  CAS will help lead the way to..

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How to Improve AppSec in DevOps

DevOps seems to be on the mind of a lot of folks these days. Many articles have been written on how to strategically move groups to well-functioning and secure DevOp methodologies. Leading experts, who've been in the DevOps trenches, are now..

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Why You Must Build Cybersecurity Into Your Applications

In a series of recent articles, Dan Woods from Forbes, has been analyzing how companies can best allocate their security portfolio dollars. To understand the security products on the market that can help companies address these complicated issues,..

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Cloud Developers Can Now Get Cloud Foundry Certified!

Cloud developers can now become certified as Cloud Foundary experts, thanks to the folks at Cloud Foundry Foundation, who announced last week the launch of a cloud based developer certification initiative. The genesis behind this initiative will..

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The WikiLeaks CIA Dump Dominates AppSec News Coverage

WikiLeaks has been dominating recent news when it released "Vault 7", a new series of leaks it claims came from the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). WikiLeaks delared that Vault 7  "is the largest ever publication of confidential..

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Crash Testing your Connected Stuff — Before you Get Hacked!

People have to pay to subscribe to Consumer Reports. But you may benefit from a new wave of security testing — for free. According to Archer News you may soon be able to tell if that "thing" you want to buy will keep you safe from hackers or..

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3/16 WEBINAR: Scaling Rugged DevOps

Attend a live webinar on Thursday, March 16th and hear how Tim Chase of Nielsen is scaling their DevOps function by:• Instrumenting their software application portfolio• Assessing and protecting applications in parallel• Deploying Integrations that..

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What is OWASP, and Why it Matters for AppSec

Vulnerability research conducted by Contrast Labs was referenced in an article "What is OWASP and Why it Matters for AppSec." The Network World article, written by Michelle Drolet, discusses OWASP and why it proves the need for modern,..

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Cybersecurity Execs Voice Concern over Trump Travel Ban

Last Friday President Trump signed executive orders that banned nationals of seven countries that included all people hailing from: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The executive order also bans entry of those fleeing from..

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