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Software Security Gurus

Software Security Gurus

By Matias Madou
Join Matias Madou for the interview series that brings the world's leading cybersecurity experts, educators, and academics to your living room.

Chatting about all things software security, secure coding and the industry at large, it's the podcast for security enthusiasts everywhere.
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#25: Secure by design, threat modeling, and diversity of thought in security teams with Simon Cole
In episode 25 of Software Security Gurus, Matias Madou chats to Simon Cole, Global Security Architecture & Engineering Director at dentsu. They discuss his multi-faceted experience in security architecture, including his views on what constitutes "secure by design". They also discuss threat modeling and empathy with developers, in addition to welcoming diversity of thought into a team for best results. Want to nominate a guru? Get in touch! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
28:30
September 30, 2021
#24: Self-driving cars, automotive security modeling and integrated software with John Heldreth
In episode 24 of Software Security Gurus, Matias Madou chats to John Heldreth, founder of the automotive security organization, ASRG. They discuss taking the plunge with self-driving cars, the complexities of automotive security modeling, digital twins, and integrated software. Want to nominate a guru? Get in touch with us! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com
34:52
September 9, 2021
#23: Five steps to a better security culture, with Tanvi Bali
In episode 23 of the Software Security Gurus webcast, Matias sits down with Tanvi Bali, a security expert and DevSecOps specialist. They discuss her background in engineering, and the state of DevSecOps in the APAC region (including why it trails behind Europe and US). She also treats us to her personal five steps to building a positive security culture within an organization. Want to nominate a guru? Get in touch! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com. Don't forget, you can also leave us a voice message: www.anchor.fm/softwaresecuritygurus
25:60
August 19, 2021
#22: Implementing the right internal security structure, with Julie Tsai
In episode 22 of Software Security Gurus, Matias Madou chats to Julie Tsai, Head of Information Security at Roblox.  They discuss how to implement the right internal security structure, how to measure its success and quantify security risk, as well as how DevOps has evolved tactically to expand beyond tooling.   Want to nominate a Guru? Get in touch: www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
25:48
July 29, 2021
#21: Security culture and adding security champions to enhance your program, with Brian Levine
In episode 21 of Software Security Gurus, Matias Madou chats to Brian Levine, Senior Director, Product & Cloud Security at Axway. They discuss scaling a positive security culture and getting executive buy-in, adding security champions to enhance a program, as well as navigating an SSDLC the right way. Want to nominate a guru? Get in touch! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com
25:46
May 20, 2021
#20: Why most security tools are not a cure-all for vulnerabilities, with Larry Maccherone
In episode 20 of the Software Security Gurus webcast, Matias chats to Larry Maccherone, distinguished engineer and DevSecOps transformation lead at Comcast. They discuss the impact of people and culture on a successful DevSecOps adoption, why more security tools aren't a cure-all for finding and fixing vulnerabilities, as well as a deep dive into Larry's experience in pioneering the Build Security In initiative. Want to nominate a Guru? Get in touch with us! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com
27:58
May 6, 2021
#19: Experiencing a big data breach, with Bankim Tejani
Welcome to Software Security Gurus with Matias Madou. In episode 19, he chats to Bankim Tejani, Chief Security Architect and Distinguished Engineer at the Charles Schwab Corporation. They discuss his experience with big data breaches, as well as how secure coding can speed up remediation, and drive quality, performance, and scalability. Want to nominate a guru? Get in touch! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
31:48
April 16, 2021
#18: Distributed security culture, with Brad Senetza
Welcome to Software Security Gurus with Matias Madou. In episode 18, he chats with Brad Senetza, Security Assurance Architect at Oracle. They discuss his distributed security culture strategy, why it works, and how everyone in the SDLC can and should own security.  Want to nominate a guru? Head to www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
21:30
March 18, 2021
#17: The secret ingredient to a successful "shift left", with Mike Shema
Welcome to episode 17 of the Software Security Gurus webcast. In this interview, he chats with Mike Shema, Product Security at Square. They discuss his take on proactive security, and the how the relationship between deveopers and the security team impacts this approach. They also unpack the collaborative role these teams can play, and the secret ingredient to a successful shift left. Have you got a topic idea in mind, or want to nominate a guru? Get in touch! www.softwaresecuritygurus.com
22:21
February 18, 2021
#14: The OWASP AppSensor Project, with John Melton
Welcome to episode 14 of Software Security Gurus, with Matias Madou.   This episode features a discussion with John Melton, Director of Product Security at NetSuite. He is also the co-leader of the visionary OWASP AppSensor Project.   For more information, or to nominate a guest, please visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com. 
33:55
January 27, 2021
#16: The "people over tools" approach to security, with Leif Dreizler
Welcome to episode 16 of the Software Security Gurus podcast. In this interview, he chats with Leif Dreizler, Product Security Manager at Segment. They discuss his "people over tools" security approach, his team structure, as well as the fact that at Segment, cross-site scripting and SQL injection are extinct. Want to nominate a guru? Check out www.softwaresecuritygurus.com and get in touch.
21:19
January 22, 2021
#15: Self-service and reducing cyber risk with Astha Singhal
Welcome to episode 15 of the Software Security Gurus webcast.   In this episode, Matias chats to Astha Singhal, Director of AppSec at Netflix.  They discuss Netflix's enviable culture of freedom and responsibility, and what this means for application security in her team. They also dive into the world of self-service, and the impact this can have on reducing cyber risk. Finally, Astha talks about her unique experience as the leader of Salesforce's AppSec security program.‍   Want to nominate a speaker? Get in touch! Visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
16:45
December 16, 2020
#13: Four CISO tribes, and the changing approach to security training with Florence Mottay
Welcome to episode 13 of Software Security Gurus, with Matias Madou.  In this interview, he chats with Florence Mottay, security expert and Global CISO at Ahold Delhaize.   They discuss her recent win of a prestigious industry award, and how this could positively influence cybersecurity transparency at the company level, as well as her experience in security training software and how the approach has changed over the years. Finally, Matias quizzes Flo on which of four CISO 'tribes' resonates with her way of working.‍ Want to hear more? Head to www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
19:29
October 13, 2020
#12: Inspiring security awareness in developers, with Tanya Janca
In this interview, Matias chats to Tanya Janca, security rockstar and CEO of We Hack Purple. They talk about how to inspire security awareness in developers, the complexities of the AppSec space, and how we could do a tech industry detox.   For more information, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.   We Hack Purple: https://wehackpurple.com/
17:25
September 8, 2020
#11: Patrick Debois, the Godfather of DevOps
In episode 11 of Software Security Gurus, Matias chats to Patrick Debois, affectionately referred to as, "the Godfather of DevOps". He is also the creator of the global conference series, DevOpsDays.  For more information, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com. Visit DevOpsDays: https://devopsdays.org/about/
27:58
August 25, 2020
#10: Open source and who should take responsibility for security, with Rami Sass
In this interview, he chats with Rami Sass, co-founder and CEO at WhiteSource. Unsurprisingly, they discuss all things open source security. They reflect on how open source has changed in the past ten years, the compliance implications of using open source components in software, and the disconnect that can often happen between the tech and legal departments. Finally, Rami shares his thoughts on who should take responsibility for open source security. For more information, check out www.softwaresecuritygurus.com Visit WhiteSource: www.whitesourcesoftware.com
21:27
August 11, 2020
#9: Security issues at the SVP level, with John Stewart
In episode 9 of the Software Security Gurus webcast, Matias sits down with John Stewart, former SVP and Chief Trust & Safety Officer at Cisco.  They discuss security issues at the SVP level of a large organization, as well as the role diversity plays in building an amazing team that drives businesses forward.   For more information, or to nominate a guest, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
34:43
July 28, 2020
#8: The rise of the developer in security programs, with Guy Podjarny
Hello and welcome to episode 8 of Software Security Gurus, with Matias Madou. In this interview, he chats with Guy Podjarny, Co-Founder and President at Snyk Security. They discuss scanning tools, and the rise of the developer in security programs. He also reveals his experiences in startup, and what he looks for in a great company. For more information, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
28:32
July 14, 2020
#7: Key takeaways from attending 50 (!) conference talks, with Clint Gibler
Hello and welcome to episode 7 of Software Security Gurus, with Matias Madou. In this interview, he chats with Clint Gibler, security consultant, and owner of the TL;DR Sec blog. They discuss his love/hate relationship with static analysis and the available solutions, as well as what he learned from attending 50 conference talks. Also tune in for deep dives into threat modeling as code, and good examples of security defaults. For more information, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
24:22
June 30, 2020
#6: Lessons learned in the SDLC with Steve Lipner
Hello and welcome to episode 6 of Software Security Gurus, with Matias Madou. In this interview, he chats with Steve Lipner, software security expert, and founder of SAFEcode.org. They discuss his influential book, Security Development Lifecycle, and the changes seen in the fifteen years since its release. With diversity in programming languages a key change, Steve reveals the lessons learned in this period of rapid transformation. For more information, please visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
27:14
June 16, 2020
#5: The pitfalls on the quest to a thriving AppSec environment, with Fredrick "Flee" Lee
Welcome to the Software Security Gurus webcast with Matias Madou. In episode 5, Matias interviews Fredrick "Flee" Lee, a long-time cybersecurity expert and Chief Security Officer at Gusto. They discuss the potential pitfalls of a thriving AppSec environment, including efficient training, best practices, and the lack of focus on custom rule-writing. We also hear his advice on building a super team, as well as a robust security program within an organization. For more information, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
31:55
June 2, 2020
#4: Adopting more resilient security processes with Aaron Bedra
Welcome to episode 4 of Software Security Gurus with Matias Madou. In this interview, he chats with Aaron Bedra, senior software engineer and security industry expert. Aaron discusses his background in regulated industries, as well as his insights on protecting data from some overzealous regulators that attempt to legislate weakened encryption processes. Together, they also talk about how development teams can adopt more resilient, secure processes that can adapt and pivot to changing requirements while reducing bugs and vulnerabilities. www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
23:60
May 26, 2020
#3: Nurturing software engineering teams, and the future of security tooling with Dr. Brian Chess
In this interview, he chats with Dr. Brian Chess, cybersecurity expert and former Chief Scientist at Fortify Software. Together, they discuss industry shifts with Agile and DevOps, as well as the future of scanning tools and static analysis in the software development lifecycle. Dr. Chess also discusses his process when it comes to nurturing software engineering teams, including mentorship and training, in addition to communication tools in the fast-paced world of tech startups. For more information, visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
21:50
May 19, 2020
#2: Future movements and investment trends in cybersecurity, with Dr. Chenxi Wang
Welcome to the Software Security Gurus webcast with Matias Madou. In this episode, Matias interviews Dr. Chenxi Wang, cybersecurity expert and founder of Rain Capital, a venture capital firm with a focus on cyber-related startups. They discuss everything from their shared academic backgrounds, to future movements in the security industry, including investment trends.   For more information, please visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
25:35
May 12, 2020
#1: The history, present, and future of software security with Dr. Gary McGraw
Welcome to the Software Security Gurus webcast with Matias Madou. In this inaugural episode, Matias interviews Dr. Gary McGraw, one of the godfathers of software security and founder of the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning. They discuss the history, present, and future of software security, as well as how these principles may apply to the new frontier of machine learning and AI.   For more information, please visit www.softwaresecuritygurus.com.
27:05
May 4, 2020