Yearly Archives: 2016

Post: In Response to: Defense in Silicon Valley, IHS Jane’s

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Zachary Fryer-Biggs of IHS Jane’s at RSA 2016 on the DoD’s expansion into Silicon Valley and its attempt to tap new innovative technology solutions. Zachary’s recent article titled “Defense in Silicon Valley” takes a look at the cultural change the DoD is attempting to adopt and its […]

Post: In Response to: Defense in Silicon Valley, IHS Janes

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Zachary Fryer-Biggs of IHS Jane’s at RSA 2016 on the DoD’s expansion into Silicon Valley and its attempt to tap new innovative technology solutions. Zachary’s recent article titled “Defense in Silicon Valley” takes a look at the cultural change the DoD is attempting to adopt and its […]

Post: Having Trouble Starting Your Application Security Program? Beat Up Your Vendors!

Starting an application security program can be very challenging. If you don’t know how to get started – or if you can’t seem to get any traction getting your organization to change its ways – consider changing your focus and instead beat up on your vendors. Why Is Application Security Hard? Creating an internal application […]

Post: Making the Case for Secure, Defect-Tested Software Development

Originally published on DevOps.com Creating a software security initiative in any organization is no easy feat. Often times, organizational culture or politics can provide development managers with a strong counterargument for implementing software security concepts. Unfortunately, building software without a consideration for security has become a less viable option given the increase in compliance pressures […]

Post: Culture, Behavior and Unconventional Strategy Plays a Major Role in Secure App Development

Originally published on DevOps.com   In today’s fast-paced environment, security often plays second fiddle to deadlines. That means software development doesn’t typically get considered when building secure applications, rather it’s the innovations that can be quickly implemented which take center stage. Unfortunately, ranking short term tactical gain over long term vision is undeniably flawed. Doing […]

Post: We Need A New Word For Cyber

One of the hits of Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas was a T-shirt featuring a growling Sam Jackson from one of Pulp Fiction’s more memorable scenes. Pointing his oversized handgun downrange, Jackson’s character threatens, “Say Cyber One More Time…” There was at least one word at the end that added even more emphasis, but […]