Building a Risk Based Security Program That Actually Works – Nick Leghorn – ESW #250

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Nick Leghorn
Director of Application Security at The New York Times

Nick Leghorn is the Director of Application Security at the New York Times. After graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Security and Risk Analysis, his first job was working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security quantifying terrorism risks and identifying mitigations to provide the best risk reduction for each dollar spent.

Nick has spent his career working for a number of large companies, including Rackspace Hosting, Shoretel, Mitel, and Indeed, improving the security of both the infrastructure itself as well as the processes within the company.


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