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Microsoft Secure

Want better apps? You need a (agile security) hero!

If we’ve learned anything from the rise of Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s that good things tend to happen when heroes intervene. For securing new applications, this metaphor is a useful one because security isn’t always top-of-mind for scrum teams, nor is it always conducive to meeting aggressive deadlines. But in the world of software security...

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Here is Homeland Security, black swans, and thwarted cyberattacks

Last week, I had the honor of addressing The Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI) at the College of DuPage as part of the HSTI Live educational series. The event featured other prominent speakers at the forefront of cybersecurity defense, including: Dave Tyson, CEO of CISO Insights, a global cybersecurity consultant and Nicole Darden Ford, Vice...

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Identity

SSN for authentication is all wrong

Unless you were stranded on a deserted island or participating in a zen digital fast chances are you’ve heard plenty about the massive Equifax breach and the head-rolling fallout. In the flurry of headlines and advice about credit freezes an important part of the conversation was lost: if we didn’t misuse our social security numbers,...

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