Security Influencers provides real-world insight and “in-the-trenches” experiences on topics ranging from software application security to DevOps and cloud security.


IRS Hackers stole $39M and effected 2.7 million taxpayers

It’s easy to jump all over the IRS for a seemingly obvious security problem. Congress and reporters are calling for a quick fix.  This isn’t like fixing a broken window.  The complexity is more like an entire city with lead pipes, crumbling..

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IRS hit by data breach exposing 100,000 records

Read what Jeff Williams has to say about the data breach the IRS experienced exposing over  100,000 records. What can the IRS do about it and how should it be prevented from happening again in the future?

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We've Been Hacked. Our Data Was Breached. What Do I Do Now?

We're Sorry You Got Hacked.

First, if you just detected a data breach, you've been hacked, and you should probably stop reading this blog post and get to work fixing the problem. If you need a "What to do in the first 24 hours after a data..

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The Ankle Biters of the Application Security World

The playing field isn't exactly level, and ankle biters (aka script kiddies and hackers) know it. While businesses and organizations are triaging their vulnerabilities and fixing them as they can, script kiddies don't need to focus on The OWASP..

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