Episode 31: A Deep Dive into Security First

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This is a podcast episode titled, Episode 31: A Deep Dive into Security First. The summary for this episode is: Security first cuts across all areas of software companies, including development, technology, human resources, culture, marketing, hiring and the C-Suite. It's not about building a bigger security wall, but rather fundamentally changing the way your business operates. In this episode, Ben Wilde interviews Yevgeniy Vahlis, Georgian Partners' new Director Security First. Together they do a deep dive on this important topic and what it means for your software company. You'll hear about: -What security first means in the context of a software company (3:22) -Examples of how security first can change a software company (3:56) -Apple as an example of a company taking a strong position on security and privacy (6:02) -The role of cryptography in creating more secure software (7:12) -Practical examples of how security first makes it way into product discussions (10:36) -Whether or not collecting data and protecting people's privacy are mutually exclusive (12:02) -How CEOs should approach understanding security first and hiring the right people (14:02) -Attributes of qualified security first candidates (16:35) -The role of cryptography in creating more secure software (7:12) -Practical examples of how security first makes it way into product discussions (10:36) -Whether or not collecting data and protecting people's privacy are mutually exclusive (12:02) -How CEOs should approach understanding security first and hiring the right people (14:02) -Attributes of qualified security first candidates (16:35)

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Security first cuts across all areas of software companies, including development, technology, human resources, culture, marketing, hiring and the C-Suite. It's not about building a bigger security wall, but rather fundamentally changing the way your business operates. In this episode, Ben Wilde interviews Yevgeniy Vahlis, Georgian Partners' new Director Security First. Together they do a deep dive on this important topic and what it means for your software company. You'll hear about: -What security first means in the context of a software company (3:22) -Examples of how security first can change a software company (3:56) -Apple as an example of a company taking a strong position on security and privacy (6:02) -The role of cryptography in creating more secure software (7:12) -Practical examples of how security first makes it way into product discussions (10:36) -Whether or not collecting data and protecting people's privacy are mutually exclusive (12:02) -How CEOs should approach understanding security first and hiring the right people (14:02) -Attributes of qualified security first candidates (16:35) -The role of cryptography in creating more secure software (7:12) -Practical examples of how security first makes it way into product discussions (10:36) -Whether or not collecting data and protecting people's privacy are mutually exclusive (12:02) -How CEOs should approach understanding security first and hiring the right people (14:02) -Attributes of qualified security first candidates (16:35)