Creating and Curating Educational Resources for Secure Coding – Akira Brand – ASW #215

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Akira Brand
AVP Application Security at PRA Group

Akira Brand has worked in the security space for the past four years, first for two years as a Developer Relations Engineer, and then two years as an Application Security Engineer. Passionate about education and Infosec, she has become a distinguished public speaker, an engaging cybersecurity podcaster with AppSec weekly, and a knowledgeable trainer. Deeply familiar with securing all stages of the SDLC, she owns and operates Akira Brand Consulting, where she works with companies to augment their AppSec engineering staff, troubleshoot existing security programs, or help companies build security from the ground up. Akira is not only a skilled technician, she is also a professional artist, gracing the stage as a classical singer with local opera companies in the Rocky Mountain Region.


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