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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.

The latest insights as of Dec. 1, 2023:





Insight #1

The upcoming disclosure requirements from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) (PDF) are game-changing. Companies cannot maintain plausible deniability any longer. Cybersecurity becomes a functionality of conducting business. Investing in cybersecurity is not only a duty of care; it’s a duty of loyalty. This requirement will strengthen economic security and should be viewed by boards as a brand-protection imperative.

Insight #2

Application programming interface (API) attacks are surging.  Attention to API security is an imperative.

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Insight #3

We must be vigilant when digitally transforming.  Runtime Security is crucial to defend applications in production, as they are an extension of our brand.


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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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