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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 September 23, 2022:


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Insight #1

"Are you scanning your code repositories for secrets? What about your open file or network shares? Breaches will happen, but once a malicious actor has a foothold in the environment, ensuring other controls are in place to prevent further compromise is imperative. One of those controls is making sure secrets don’t just exist in easily accessible locations."

Insight #2

"Transparency will be regulated over the next few years. We are already seeing movement with regulations and best practices from the EU, CISA, and US Government. If you are not making plans to change your ability or willingness to be more transparent in your security posture, it’s time to refocus."

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Insight #3

"Empowering developers will be critical in moving the software security bar over the next decade. The pace of development and growth of the number of developers far outpaces those dedicated to security. Many in security are calling for change, and this is one change we must support."



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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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