You Know Who Doesn't Follow The Rules? Cybercriminals | A Conversation About The Book, Hackable, With Author Ted Harrington


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Cybercriminals don't follow the rules—they aren't bound to laws and regulations—they even toss morals and ethics out the window on some occasions. This doesn't mean your business shouldn't follow the rules, nor be stuck because of them.

In today's episode, we get to chat with our good friend and host of the Tech Done Different Podcast, Ted Harrington. Ted recently celebrate the launch of his new book, Hackable, and we wanted to learn more about the inspiration, the journey, and the desired outcome.

One thing that seemed to ring clear as we spoke to Ted, security—even application security—isn't done for security's sake; there's a business reason behind the investment. Ted sums it up very simply and succinctly with this message in the book: "Until security is done right, you accept unnecessary risk, while security gets in the way of sales. You need to reduce risk. You need to win sales."

About The Book:
If you don’t fix your security vulnerabilities, attackers will exploit them. It’s simply a matter of who finds them first. If you fail to prove that your software is secure, your sales are at risk too.
Whether you’re a technology executive, developer, or security professional, you are responsible for securing your application. However, you may be uncertain about what works, what doesn’t, how hackers exploit applications, or how much to spend. Or maybe you think you do know, but don’t realize what you’re doing wrong.
To defend against attackers, you must think like them. As a leader of ethical hackers, Ted Harrington helps the world’s foremost companies secure their technology. Hackable teaches you exactly how. You’ll learn how to eradicate security vulnerabilities, establish a threat model, and build security into the development process. You’ll build better, more secure products. You’ll gain a competitive edge, earn trust, and win sales.

Want to learn how to build secure apps with a hacker mindset to help you? Have a listen to this episode to learn more.

Ted Harrington, author of Hackable (@SecurityTed on Twitter)

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