Security Confidential S8 E7 Ted Harrington

Ted is the #1 best-selling author of Hackable: How to Do Application Security Right. He’s also the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and password managers. He’s helped companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and more fix thousands of security vulnerabilities. Ted has been featured in more than 100 media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:04 More than a checklist

06:19 Investing in the wrong thing

12:51 Story #1 Why would Grandma care?

13:58 Story #2 Grain of Sand

15:48 Psychology security

17:56 Different types of Hackers

22:59 Changing the mindset

32:49 Embedding

34:31 Defense in Depth

40:26 Automation

43:51 Pen Test vs Vulnerability Scan vs Vulnerability assessment

49:47 More about Ted

50:58 Win a SIGNED copy of Teds Book


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Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more.

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Check out the other episodes in Season 8:

Ep. 1 Boyd Clewis – Cofounder, Author, and Cybersecurity Speaker 

Ep. 2 Ken Underhill – CEO, Author, and Cyber Life

Ep. 3 Dr. Gerald Auger- Simply Cyber, Black Hat 2022, and Security Awareness

Ep. 4 Eddie Thomason – Humility, Negativity, and Twitter News

Ep. 5 Zinet Kemal – Author, Diversity, Cloud Security, and CISA

Ep. 6 Derek Scheller – Cyber Warrior, Veteran, and Podcaster

Ep. 7 Ted Harrington – Hackable: How to do Application Security Right

Ep. 8 Kevin Tambascio – Cyber Professional, Cleveland Clinic, and HIMSS

Ep. 9 Greg Tomchick – Pro Athlete turned Cybersecurity CEO

Ep. 10 Brian Stoner – Remote work: Can You Trust Your Employees?

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