Application security, Cybersecurity Asset Management, Cloud security, DevOps, Vulnerability management

Optimize Buying Criteria to Ensure Success of Your New Security Tools – Travis Isaacson – BSW #219

CISOs know the power of security as a driver of business, but other stakeholders often equate security with compliance. Security shouldn’t be viewed as a controlling organ - then it will stall innovation and become a blocker for deploying new techniques. Implemented and evaluated correctly, new security tools should speed up the development processes and enable innovation.

So how do you measure success in app sec?

There are several methods that define the success of a new tool. New tools have to live up and in most instances exceed the existing solutions in place and should help developers to do their job more efficiently.

Here we can discuss the relevance of pre-planning and the definition of clear success criteria to get the most out of any solution decided upon. We draw parallels to real world examples of companies that have found success by optimising the time spent on evaluating and implementing new tools.

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Travis Isaacson
Travis Isaacson
Technical Expertise Manager at Detectify

Travis Isaacson is Technical Expertise Manager at Detectify, where he helps customer security teams utilize the latest crowdsourced vulnerability research in their automated security practices and keep web apps secure. Travis has a background in supply chain logistics and digital AdTech. Outside of office hours, he enjoys dabbling in ethical hacking and bug bounties.


Matt Alderman
Matt Alderman
VP, Product at Living Security
Jason Albuquerque
Jason Albuquerque
Chief Operating Officer at Envision Technologies
Paul Asadoorian
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Founder at Security Weekly
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