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David Baker


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Why You Can’t Ignore the Economics of a Bug Bounty

Posted by David Baker on Jul 14, 2017 11:48:06 AM

It’s common knowledge that the security industry has been facing a massive shortage of resources. Add the fact that companies are accelerating their cloud presence and growing an API ecosystem of their own. CISOs are up-leveling their security strategy by adding bug bounty programs to their toolbox.  

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Interesting, Running Your Own Program, Research and Reports

Webinar Recap: How Three Security Vendors Approach Security

Posted by David Baker on Mar 30, 2017 5:11:08 PM
This week I  spoke with three security gurus - Dave Farrow, Senior Director Information Security, Barracuda, Alvaro Hoyos, Chief Information Security Officer at OneLogin, and Gene Meltser, Security Architect, Sophos - about their current application security challenges and how they overcome them. 
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Running Your Own Program

Evaluating the business impact of software vulnerabilities

Posted by David Baker on Mar 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Google recently announced that the company has raised its top reward for remote code execution bugs in its Google, Blogger and YouTube domains by 50 percent, saying "Because high-severity vulnerabilities have become harder to identify over the years, researchers have needed more time to find them. We want to demonstrate our appreciation for the significant time researchers dedicate to our program."

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Beginning my Bugcrowd journey

Posted by David Baker on Feb 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today, as I embark on a new journey with Bugcrowd, I reflect on the most common question I have heard: “why leave Okta?”  It’s a good question. I am honored to have served as the Chief Security Officer at Okta, building a world-class security program for a truly innovative company. Moreover, the ride at Okta was meteoric and I know they will continue on their path to world domination. But now, it’s time for disruption. To be more specific, the opportunity to completely change the information security industry. That is where Bugcrowd is going – and that train is leaving the station with me on it. 

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