Software Development Security Practices Suck! Wise Up Now!

October 2, 2021
Hosted by Rebecca Herold

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Why do so many business leaders insist on using unsecure systems and software development practices? Often to skimp on IT budgets and to race to production. Or leaders with marketing expertise, but no actual tech understanding, make bad decisions to align with their sales tactics and marketing messages. Or, for other reasons. But with demonstrably ongoing damaging consequences. In this episode we speak about the critical need for secure software engineering, development and testing, and the need to follow stringent, secure software development practices to stem the consistently increasing digital hemorrhaging of security incidents and privacy breaches. Listen to this episode to learn the importance of building security into the full software and systems development lifecycle from Dr. Rhonda Farrell. Dr. Farrell is a worldwide recognized cybersecurity expert and instructor, with multiple cybersecurity and privacy certifications, including those in software security development. Learn actions that need to be taken to improve the current inadequate state of systems and software development and maintenance security practices. Also hear the need to engage pre-school through secondary and post-graduation education students about the absolute need to build secure technology, and how to do so. Dr. Farrell will also provide information about the Cyber & STEAM Global Innovation Alliance (CSTGIA) she founded, CSTGIA goals, the resources it provides, and describe how everyone can get involved. See more about Dr. Rhonda Farrell in the bio posted with this episode description on this VoiceAmerica show site. #Cybersecurity, #RiskManagement, #RhondaFarrell #SSDF, #SoftwareSecurity, #SystemsSecurity, #ApplicationsSecurity, #SDLC, #WomenInTech

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Rebecca Herold

Rebecca Herold

Rebecca has 25-plus years of systems engineering, information security, privacy and compliance experience, is CEO of The Privacy Professor(R) consultancy she founded in 2004, and Co-Founder/CEO of Privacy Security Brainiacs online services, where Rebecca engineered the systems and created all the content, including automated risk assessments and training courses. Rebecca has authored 20 books, contributed to dozens of other books, and published hundreds of articles. Rebecca led the NIST Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup for 7 years, a member of the NIST Privacy Framework development team, and is a NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Program team member. Rebecca has provided expert witness services for HIPAA compliance, IoT security, privacy and location tracking, retirement community members’ personal data misuse, and other cases. Rebecca was co-founder and officer of the IEEE P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group, and is on numerous advisory boards. Rebecca was Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University MSISA program for 9 years. Rebecca has received numerous awards, including named as a Top 100 Women Fighting Cybercrime and a Cybersecurity Woman of the Year. Rebecca has provided keynotes on 5 continents and is frequently interviewed on TV and in international publications. Rebecca holds the following certifications: FIP, CDPSE, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, FLMI. Ponemon Privacy Fellow. Rebecca is based in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.

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