Keynote: Renee Guttmann - CISO Perspectives: Aligning Secure Software Application Development with Business Interests

Presented at AppSec USA 2014, Sept. 18, 2014, 4:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

CISO Perspectives: Aligning Secure Software Application Development with Business Interests: Software security is first, and foremost, a business problem. Attackers have learned that nearly all web applications can be exploited via application-level vulnerabilities. Using any one of a long list of common entry points, an attacker can make the software misbehave in a variety of ways, including granting access to unauthorized data. Security-conscious organizations recognize this threat and are making secure application development a business priority. By doing this, they are creating leading programs to help protect against reputational risk, brand damage, and to improve customer experiences.   During this presentation, you will learn: ·        How to create a vision of software security success aligned with business goals. ·        Activities that security practitioners can establish to improve application security. ·        Ways to think differently about the impact of application security so you can innovate change and be more successful with your program. ·        Techniques to address today's risks and tomorrow's opportunities.


  • Renee Gutman - Vice President, Information Risk - Accuvant
    Renee Guttmann is an accomplished global information security and privacy executive with a proven track record of establishing internationally recognized information security programs for Fortune 500 companies. As vice president of information risk and member of the Office of the CISO for Accuvant, Guttmann is responsible for providing guidance to security leaders at enterprise-class organizations. Her council helps enable them to think differently about security strategies so they can change, innovate and be more successful. Prior to joining Accuvant, Guttman served as chief information security officer of Coca-Cola, where she established an enterprise-wide information risk management program to address information security, privacy and business continuity planning risks across the Coca-Cola systems. Guttmann previously held leadership positions for Time, Inc. and Time Warner, Inc., where she drove the global information security and privacy program as well as the application security program at the corporate head office. She also served in various security-related roles at Capital One, Glaxo Wellcome and Gartner, Inc. Guttman is internationally recognized within the information security community for knowledge, vision and leadership in the constantly evolving and complex area of information security and risk management. She is a prominent speaker at top industry conferences and has been honored with accolades such as the Compass Award from CSO Magazine and "Woman of Influence" by the Executive Women's Forum. Guttmann is a fellow of the Ponemon Institute. She serves on several technical advisory boards and is a board member of a non-profit organization that helps children in the Atlanta community. She received her honors bachelor's degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and holds multiple technical certifications.


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