Application security, Security awareness

The Psychology of Training – Matias Madou – ASW #198

Developers want bug-free code -- it frees up their time and is easier to maintain. They want secure code for the same reasons. We'll talk about how the definition of secure coding varies among developers and appsec teams, why it's important to understand those perspectives, and how training is just one step towards building a security culture.

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Guest

Matias  Madou
Matias Madou
Co-Founder and CTO at Secure Code Warrior

Matias is the co-founder and CTO of Secure Code Warrior. SCW provides a fully hands-on gamified experience with metrics, leaderboards and badging that enables developers to master secure coding in different development languages and frameworks. Our customers are able track their skills and progress, and benchmark different teams, including assessing potential suppliers and new recruits. SCW is truly the first global platform developers want to learn on and allows you to ensure a minimum baseline of security skills in your organization.

Matias has over a decade of hands-on software security experience. From the research to improve existing solutions to scoping and building new solutions. A dozen patents and a bunch of papers are the result of his research that eventually led to a hand full of commercial products.

Matias holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering from Ghent University, where he studied application security through program obfuscation to hide the inner workings of an application. With his Ph.D. in application security, he joined Fortify as an intern and moved up to being the research architect of all runtime solutions within crossing Fortify and ArcSight within HP. He presented at conferences including RSA Conference, BlackHat and DefCon.

Hosts

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