Securing Salesforce and your favorite SaaS Applications – an Interview with AppOmni CEO and Co-Founder Brendan O’Connor

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If you have not moved to the cloud, you likely will soon. Along the way you will likely have adopted software as a service applications (SaaS) such as Salesforce, Service Now and Office365. Security teams that grew up counting corporate on-premise vulnerabilities or finding exploitable web applications are ill equipped to secure and audit these applications. Fortunately, AppOmni enables security teams to audit their major SaaS applications. I got to ask the former CISO of Salesforce and former Security CTO for ServiceNow, Brendan O’Connor, about why he created AppOmni and what sorts of cyber risks SaaS applications can introduce into an organization.
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Cyber Entrepreneur PitFalls You Can Avoid

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I have the privilege of meeting a handful of new cyber entrepreneurs every week, but unfortunately, a very small percentage of the companies I meet with receive an investment for a variety of reasons. I point many entrepreneurs to my “Five Slide Pitch Deck” blog which asks them to clearly state what problem they solve, how they solve it, some proof that it works, what they want to accomplish with an investment and their long term vision for the company.

Even with those questions clearly stated, there is still a lot of opportunity for an entrepreneur to quickly lose the interest of a potential investor. In this blog, I asked several cyber venture capitalists about what bugs them during pitches, what “pet peeves” they have entrepreneurs should avoid and what I like to refer as “sins” entrepreneurs often make without realizing it.

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Catalyte CEO Jacob Hsu Interview - Using AI to Grow Your Next Agile Development Team


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Catalyte uses AI and data science to build technology workforces for the world’s most progressive companies. During the last few years, I've gotten to know Catalyte CEO Jacob Hsu and Gula Tech Adventures participated in Catalyte's last round of fund raising. Catalyte's ability to grow agile software teams here in the US in places like Baltimore City resonated with me. In this interview, I ask Jacob a wide variety of questions about how modern software companies should think about leveraging Catalyte to grow more developers from within their organizations and in their backyards.

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Tala Security Protects against Magecart Group Attacks


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It has been a little over a year since we conducted an interview with Tala Security CEO, Aanand Krishnan . Since then, "Magecart" attacks which steal personal financial information directly from web browsers have effected millions of Internet users. Tala Security has risen to the challenge and is currently helping many large e-commerce and financial sites protect their web users from these types of attacks. In this interview, I ask Aanand about client-side attacks, why RASP and WAFs are not the right tools to to secure web clients and what the PCI council may be doing about this. Read More…

The RackTop Systems "It’s Your Data" Video Campaign

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A few weeks ago,
RackTop Systems launched the "It's Your Data" video campaign. This campaign is really well done because it takes a lot of nebulous and complex cyber security issues and makes them personal. The video features a character named "Data" in a variety of scenarios. These videos speak about cloud risk, finding your data exposed on the dark web and waking up and finding out that your data has been maliciously encrypted.

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