Do you work in the world of software?

Do any of the below situations describe problems you have to deal with on a regular basis?

Product security teams

  • Are you always fire-fighting when it comes to the most recent security issue, question, or discussion?

  • Is it a challenge to communicate with business leaders about the relative severity of vulnerabilities or the likelihood of someone bad exploiting them (or…gasp…even understand these things yourself)?

  • Does it seem like those focused on revenue generation ignore your recommendations and accept wild levels of risk?

Business leaders

  • Does it always seem like security is a “blocker” or that your risk management organization is constantly crying wolf?

  • Are you unable to understand the overall cyber risk landscape for your product or company?

  • Can you even weigh this risk effectively against all the other challenges you are facing?

If any of these problems sound familiar, you are in the right place!

With each issue of Deploy Securely, I’ll do a deep dive into a cybersecurity topic, providing actionable recommendations and frameworks to help you protect your customers and your business.

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Walter Haydock

Building StackAware in public. Entrepreneur. Cybersecurity expert. Marine Corps veteran. Harvard MBA.