Application Security, Vulnerability management

Why Transparency Matters & Web Application Prioritization – Mark Ralls, Wayne Haber – ESW #235

July 21, 2021

The shift away from web application security, caused by the pandemic and the focus on remote workforces, resulted in an increased number of web vulnerabilities. In this segment, Mark talks about the best starting point for organizations to get back on track and prioritize your web app security.

This segment is sponsored by Acunetix.

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Security can be somewhat of a mystery at a lot of organizations. Most companies choose to be tight-lipped about the security measures they have implemented. Rightfully so, there is an underlying fear that publicizing your security efforts could make you more vulnerable to security attacks and damage your reputation with your customers. However, there is another way. Transparency can be your ally in security.

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Full Episode Show Notes

Why Transparency Matters & Web Application Prioritization

Guests

Mark Ralls

Mark Ralls - President and Chief Operating Officer at Acunetix by Invicti

Mark Ralls is President and Chief Operating Officer of Invicti Security, a world leader in web application vulnerability scanning. In this role, Mark leads several functions, including the company's Marketing team. Prior to joining Invicti, Mark was Managing Director of Business Operations at Vista Consulting Group, the consulting arm of Vista Equity Partners. Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Ralls worked as Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at Social Solutions Global, where he led Product Management and Product Marketing teams and was responsible for driving product strategy for nonprofit and public sector customers. Before his time with Social Solutions, Mr. Ralls worked at SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, where he served as Group Vice President of Business Applications and Analytics. Prior to SolarWinds, Mr. Ralls worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where he consulted for Fortune 1000 clients across a number of industries and functions.

Wayne Haber

Wayne Haber - Director of Engineering at GitLab

@WayneHaber

Wayne Haber, CISSP is the director of engineering at GitLab for the threat management and growth departments. His teams focus on things including vulnerability management, Kubernetes container security, growth hacking, and engineering productivity. Wayne has more than 20+ years of experience in security and engineering. When not working, Wayne is a dedicated learner averaging one book a week.

Hosts

Matt Alderman

Matt Alderman - Executive Director at CyberRisk Alliance

@maldermania

Strategic Advisor at Automox, security consultant, and wizard of entrepreneurship.

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