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Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast CISO David Lindner | 10/13

Insight #1

Google is now defaulting to the use of passkeys for authentication. This is a huge step in increasing the strength of the authentication mechanism out of the box for users, and, at the same time, makes it easier to use.

Insight #2

Any organization trying to swim through the plethora of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) being released should prioritize and focus on those being actively exploited. How to do this, you may ask? Follow the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities list — to which the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency just added five new bugs, including the recent Adobe Acrobat, WordPad, Skype and HTTP/2 zero-days — and focus your efforts on those.

Insight #3

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making moves in the security space, but don’t expect your shiny new AI tool to be any more accurate than what you’re doing now. We are a long way from that.

David Lindner, Chief Information Security Officer

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.