Mar 6, 2023
Brandon Evans, Infosec Consultant and Certified Instructor and Course Author at SANS
What got you interested in security and motivated you to make this your area of focus? You came from a developer background, right?
Occasionally, we hear the sentiment that “developers don’t care about security,” how would you counter it (and would you?)?
How do we encourage developers and operations to use the appropriate security controls and settings in the cloud? Is “encourage” the right word?
Can we really do “secure by default” but for developers?
What do you think are the main application security issues that developers need to deal with in the cloud?
You mentioned software supply chain security, do you treat this as a part of application security? How important is this, realistically, for an average organization and its developers?
Going to our favorite subject of threat detection, how do you think we can better encourage developers to supply the logs necessary for our detection and response teams to act upon?
“Cloud Security: Making Cloud Environments a Safer Place” ebook by SANS
“The Phoenix Project” book by Gene Kim et al
“The Unicorn Project” book by Gene Kim
“Next Special - Log4j Reflections, Software Dependencies and Open Source Security” (EP87)
“2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Report and Software Supply Chain Security” (EP100)
“Linking Up The Pieces: Software Supply Chain Security at Google and Beyond” (EP24)