Transform Your Organization with a Security Champion — CyberSpeak Podcast

On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, Jeff Williams, co-founder of Contrast Security and co-founder and major contributor to OWASP, discusses the concept of Security Champions and the ways that having a Security Champion in your company can steer thinking and action towards safer practices.

In the podcast, Williams and host Chris Sienko discuss:

  • How old were you when you first got interested in tech and security? (1:45)
  • How did you get into the security industry and how has it changed? (2:55)
  • How did you come to found OWASP? (4:05)
  • How did you determine the original OWASP top 10 list? (7:00)
  • Why do you feel we’re not making process on eradicating common security problems? (8:30)
  • Do you think it’s possible to completely eradicate any of these issues? (10:10)
  • How did this more general term of Security Champions orginate? (11:45)
  • How do you initiate, hire and train a Security Champion for your company? (13:35)
  • What are the day-to-day operations of a Security Champion? (15:00)
  • How do you carve out time for Security Champions and long-term risk when people are so focused on immediate issues and tasks? (16:25)
  • If you’re interested in becoming a Security Champion, what’s the best way to make that happen? (19:00)
  • Have you heard any interesting case studies of companies that have created a Security Champions program and changed how their company does business? (22:30)
  • What’s in the future for OWASP? (25:55)
  • What’s happening at your current company, Contrast Security? (28:15)

Want to learn more about Security Champions? Download the Gartner Report: Designing a Security Champion Program

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