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CISO Thoughts with
David Lindner

Contrast Security CISO David Lindner provides his top three weekly insights for CISOs, developers, and the security community here. These are updated every Friday so be sure to check back for the latest news on what's top of mind in AppSec and DevSecOps.

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The latest insights as of February 3, 2023:




Insight #1

"CISA is establishing a supply chain security risk management office. I love it, it fits, and I hope we see even more of this in the future. Possibly an SBOM clearing house?"

Insight #2

"Security questionnaires are not providing the industry what we think they are. Most often the answers are wrong, or only for a specific portion of the in-scope architecture. Make sure your third-party vetting is based on more than these questionnaires."

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Insight #3

"If I was being asked to generate an SBOM by a customer and I didn’t know where to start, I would start with CodeSec. You’ll be providing that SBOM in 3 simple steps."



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David Lindner

Chief Information Security Officer, Contrast Security

David is an experienced application security professional with over 20 years in cybersecurity. In addition to serving as the chief information security officer, David leads the Contrast Labs team that is focused on analyzing threat intelligence to help enterprise clients develop more proactive approaches to their application security programs. Throughout his career, David has worked within multiple disciplines in the security field—from application development to network architecture design and support, to IT security and consulting, to security training, to application security. Over the past decade, David has specialized in all things related to mobile applications and securing them. He has worked with many clients across industry sectors, including financial, government, automobile, healthcare, and retail. David is an active participant in numerous bug bounty programs.

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