Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast CISO David Lindner | 9/2

Cybersecurity Insights with Contrast CISO David Lindner | 9/2

Insight #1

Another breach of a developer environment this week leads us to yet another realization that the Solarwinds-like threat vector is here to stay. If you haven’t started strengthening your dev environments/pipelines, there is no better time than now to start.”

 

Insight #2

There was a great interview with a well-known ransomware initial access broker, Wazawaka, over the past week. Wazawaka said, “There is no such money anywhere as there is in ransomware,” which goes to show the motivations are all money related and gives them extremely fast gains compared to anything else. As ransomware continues to increase, what is your ransomware plan?”

Insight #3

If I have learned anything in 20+ years in security, it is that incremental improvement is the only way to increase your security posture and keep your users happy. Have a roadmap and be very critical of that roadmap taking into account the day-to-day changes users may see and what added benefit the new changes provide. Don’t just do something because an analyst says you should.”

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.

Insight #1

Another breach of a developer environment this week leads us to yet another realization that the Solarwinds-like threat vector is here to stay. If you haven’t started strengthening your dev environments/pipelines, there is no better time than now to start.”

 

Insight #2

There was a great interview with a well-known ransomware initial access broker, Wazawaka, over the past week. Wazawaka said, “There is no such money anywhere as there is in ransomware,” which goes to show the motivations are all money related and gives them extremely fast gains compared to anything else. As ransomware continues to increase, what is your ransomware plan?”

Insight #3

If I have learned anything in 20+ years in security, it is that incremental improvement is the only way to increase your security posture and keep your users happy. Have a roadmap and be very critical of that roadmap taking into account the day-to-day changes users may see and what added benefit the new changes provide. Don’t just do something because an analyst says you should.”

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from AppSec Observer authored by David Lindner, Director, Application Security. Read the original post at: https://www.contrastsecurity.com/security-influencers/cybersecurity-insights-with-contrast-ciso-david-lindner-9/2