CSCP S03EP15 – Stephanie Dannan – Unusual Journeys in appsec

CSCP S03EP15 – Stephanie Dannan – Unusual Journeys in appsec

CSCP S03EP15 - Stephanie Dannan - Unusual Journeys in appsec

CSCP S03EP15 – Stephanie Dannan – Unusual Journeys in appsec

CSCP S03EP15 - Stephanie Dannan - Unusual Journeys in appsec


CSCP S03EP15 - Stephanie Dannan - Unusual Journeys in appsec


Stephanie Dannan is an application security all rounder,  and the Head of Application Security at Markel. She is a shining example of someone getting into Cyber Security without direct experience in the field and without a robust technical understanding of application development. Her background is in behavioural health, and she got a master’s degree in professional counselling. In this episode, Stephanie shares valuable advice for anyone considering a career in cyber security. 


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0:00 Introductions

2:40 Unusual journey into cyber security

6:30 Intro to application security

8:30 State of the industry, not enough entry level positions


11:20 Communication with developers

17:44 Technical language barrier, technical or not

20:46 Advise for getting into field

25:14 Funny password story

27:14 Discussing risk

32:22 Final positive message

34:42 Connect with Stephanie

35:50 Outro 


Stephanie Dannan



Cyber Security and Cloud Podcast hosted by Francesco Cipollone

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