Application Security at Scale with Chris Romeo with a focus on the Vulnerability management program

Application security programs are vast and complicated; there are so many methods to attack the problem, and Chris Romeo is an expert on the topic.

Fixing Application security at scale - maturity level of application security programs with Chris Romeo - Phoenix Security
Fixing Application security at scale – maturity level of application security programs with Chris Romeo – Phoenix Security : Focus on improving vulnerabilities at scale

In this webinar, we have discussed how to scale software security and how to measure maturity:

We also covered the vulnerability management framework

Summary of discussion – webinar – Application Security Maturity

> appsec programme and maturity of the journey that organizations (from SME to Large Enterprise ) how they evolve

> start of metrics and which one makes sense where

> scaling and the challenges of the noise

> Impact of critical apps vs non-critical app

> Cvss and CWE and challenges in measurement that are contextualize

Transcript of the webinar

0:00 – Intro

4:46 – Why is application security complex

8:23 – where to start in application security

12:00 – Empathy in application security programs

17:00 – Metrics in application security programs

22:00 – How to measure at scale and drive the security program handling vulnerabilities

26:00 – Display and evidence of momentum with vulnerabilities

29:00 – Business support for a security program

34:10 – The Phoenix Framework for vulnerability management and vulnerability maturity

41:00 – SAMM and BSIMM

43:00 – Outcome of a Security Program

48:00 – Role of pentesting

51:00 – Role of regulation: SOC2, ISO27001, PCI DSS in resolution of vulnerability

56:00 – Wrap up and conclusions

To explore the phoenix framework itself:

Metrics and measurements are also available and widely discussed in this whitepaper:

For further investigation on the measurement:

Background about the speaker

Chris Romeo is a leading voice and thinker in application security, threat modelling, security champions, and the CEO of Kerr Ventures.

Chris hosts the award-winning “Application Security Podcast” and “The Security Table” and is a highly rated industry speaker and trainer, featured at the RSA Conference, the AppSec Village @ DefCon, OWASP Global AppSec, ISC2 Security Congress, and All Day DevOps.

Chris founded Security Journey, leading to an exit in 2022.

Chris was the Chief Security Advocate at Cisco, spreading security knowledge through education and champion programs. Chris has twenty-five years of security experience, holding positions across the gamut, including AppSec, security engineering, incident response, and various executive roles.

Francesco Cipollone (host)

Francesco is a seasoned entrepreneur, CEO of the Contextual-based vulnerability management platform from code to cloud Phoenix Security, author of several books, host of multi-award Cyber Security & Cloud Podcast, speaker and known in the cybersecurity industry and recognized for his visionary views. He currently serves as Chapter Chair UK&I of the Cloud Security Alliance. Previously, Francesco headed HSBC’s application and cloud security and was Senior Security Consultant at AWS. Francesco has been keynoting at global conferences and has authored and co-authored several books. Outside of work, you can find me running marathons, snowboarding on the Italian slopes, and enjoying single malt whiskeys in one of my favourite London clubs.

Francesco is an internationally renowned public speaker, with multiple interviews in high-profile publications (eg. Forbes), and an author of numerous books and articles, who utilises his platform to evangelize the importance of Cloud security and cutting-edge technologies on a global scale.

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