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David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

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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Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast CISO David Lindner | 5/13

Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast CISO David Lindner | 5/13

Insight #1 "I recently attended a conference and overheard a conversation where someone said, “Security by obscurity is..

Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast Security CISO David Lindner | 5/6

Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast Security CISO David Lindner | 5/6

Insight #1 "If your website authentication form prevents users from pasting in their password, or from using their..

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 29

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 29

Insight #1 "How do you measure risk between vulnerabilities in custom code vs vulnerabilities in third-party code? To..

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 22

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 22

Insight #1 " Another critical  Java zero-day was revealed in the last week. Turns out, the issue was originally..

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 15

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 15

Insight #1 "Again we had an instance where a CVE was not appropriately fixed and a year later a new CVE was released..

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 8

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 8

Insight #1 Every single CISO/CIO should realize their organization is building and using software. That being said,..

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 1

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - April 1

Insight #1 Spring4Shell, the latest vulnerability in a Java ubiquitous library is the second major vulnerability in the..

Cyber Incident Reporting For Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022

Cyber Incident Reporting For Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022

On March 15, 2022, United States President Joe Biden signed the Cyber Incident Reporting For Critical Infrastructure..

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - March 18th

CISO Thoughts with David Lindner - March 18th

Insight #1 If you can accomplish one thing in your AppSec program this year, it should be keeping secrets out of your..