Application security, DevOps, Security awareness

The Modern Developer Must be Security Minded, Too – Doug Kersten – ASW #184

In light of the far-reaching Log4j vulnerability, it’s become increasingly clear that the modern developer can’t operate without a solid level of security expertise.

Vulnerability management is not just about responding quickly but should be top-of-mind during all stages of software development from inception to delivery. Modern threats mean developers can’t assume security isn’t part of their job and push the burden of responsibility to their infrastructure teams.

Doug Kersten, CISO of Appfire, will discuss how the nature of vulnerabilities today makes it critical for developers to make sure they’re building projects in a secure manner in order to quickly mitigate vulnerabilities – or they risk being left scrambling to respond when a threat hits.

Full episode and show notes


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Doug Kersten
Doug Kersten
CISO at Appfire

Doug Kersten is Chief Information Security Officer at Appfire. He is an industry veteran and strategic, tactical, and hands-on leader who has been instrumental in instilling a positive security culture within fast-paced organizations. Kersten brings more than two decades of security leadership experience to his role, having led IT and security programs for some of the world’s top financial institutions and law firms. Kersten is helping Appfire continue to lead the way in Cloud security for the Atlassian ecosystem and software developer community at large.


Mike Shema
Mike Shema
Security Partner at Square
John Kinsella
John Kinsella
Co-founder & CTO at Cysense
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