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Optiv Security Helps Organizations Further Optimize Software Security Programs and Minimize Risk with eLearning Curriculum Powered by CA Veracode

December 11, 2017

Web-based Training Courses Enable Companies to Enhance Security Practices in Application Development Lifecycles and Meet Secure Coding Compliance Requirements

DENVER – December 11, 2017 - Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced the general availability of Optiv Secure Coding Powered by CA Veracode, a leader in securing the world’s software and acquired by CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA). The innovative, web-based training curriculum enables organizations to optimize their software security investments to get maximum efficiency while reducing cost. The offering helps minimize risk associated with software applications by ensuring clients build security practices into the development lifecycle, while complying with regulations that hold companies accountable for standard application security policies.

“Software vulnerabilities continue to be a leading target for cyber attackers, and application security defects have become one of the top information security issues facing organizations today,” said Phil Brass, practice director, application security for Optiv. “To stay ahead of the risks associated with the application layer, companies must manage and maintain the security of every application deployed. Optiv Secure Coding Powered by CA Veracode is unique way for our clients to create a safer, saner and more strategic path for their software security training programs and get the most value from those investments.”

Optiv Secure Coding Powered by CA Veracode courses focus on educating software developers, testers and security team leads on how to identify and address potential vulnerabilities. As a result, organizations can develop more secure applications at every stage of the software development lifecycle. They also can quickly onboard new employees, including geographically diverse and remote development teams, with the security knowledge needed to help prevent a potential breach. With this curriculum, Optiv helps clients optimize and rationalize current investments and future cyber requirements related to software security programs while reducing their risk of a breach. 

“Today, application security is a critical component in the software development lifecycle, and DevOps teams are looking to develop the necessary skills to ensure the secure delivery of software at the speed of business,” said Leslie Bois, ‎vice president of global channels and alliances for Veracode. “CA Veracode’s 2017 State of Software Security Report found that just the act of going through simple eLearning modules about common vulnerabilities can help a developer improve their fix rate by 19.4 percent above those who don’t have access to eLearning. Optiv has a proven track record of helping companies improve their application security programs, and we are proud to support their efforts to further enhance their clients’ software security initiatives through eLearning.” 

Optiv’s comprehensive suite of general security awareness training and software security services help organizations protect their most critical enterprise applications from both internal and external threats. Optiv’s dedicated team of software security consultants deliver services that include assessments, software development lifecycle program review and implementation, architecture and design, and training.  

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Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit

About Veracode

Veracode, acquired by CA Technologies, enables the secure development and deployment of the software that powers the application economy. 

With its combination of automation, process and speed, Veracode becomes a seamless part of the software lifecycle, eliminating the friction that arises when security is detached from the development and deployment process. As a result, enterprises are able to fully realize the advantages of DevOps environments while ensuring secure code is synonymous with high quality code.  

Veracode serves more than fourteen hundred customers worldwide across a wide range of industries. A four-time leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, the Veracode Platform has assessed more than 2 trillion lines of code and helped companies fix more than 27 million security flaws.

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