Why everyone should be an AppSec specialist (Ep. 598)
Laura Bell Main, founder and CEO of SafeStack, tells us why everyone should be an AppSec specialist and what she’s doing to make that happen. She and Ryan discuss why developers don’t tend to think in terms of application security, how kids bypassing security controls underscore the importance of shifting left, and why you don’t really want to be a pen tester.
SafeStack is an online learning platform focused on ongoing application security education: “teaching software development teams to weave in security from idea to maintenance,” per their website.
Shifting left means integrating security concerns into the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Here’s a good overview of the topic.
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