Application Security: Maturing Your Program

Caitlin Johanson and Dan Cornell of Coalfire Outline Steps to AppSec Maturity
Caitlin Johanson, vice president of application security, Coalfire, and Dan Cornell, vice president of product strategy, Coalfire

Many organizations struggle to understand how to approach application security program maturity. Caitlin Johanson and Dan Cornell of Coalfire share why AppSec maturity is important and offer strategies for how enterprises can evaluate their AppSec maturity levels and build a robust response.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Cornell and Johanson discuss:

  • Why application security maturity is more important today than ever;
  • The biggest impediments to improving maturity;
  • What maturity looks like and how organizations can assess their level of maturity - and set goals to improve it.

Cornell is a globally recognized software security expert with over 20 years of experience architecting, developing and securing software systems. He works with customers and industry partners to help drive the direction of their product portfolio. Prior to its acquisition by Coalfire, Cornell was a founder of and the chief technology officer at Denim Group, where he helped Fortune 500 companies and government organizations integrate security throughout the development process.

Johanson leads Coalfire’s application security practice, delivering holistic, world-class solutions to customers around the world. She is a trusted leader in the cybersecurity community with over 14 years of experience covering many facets of information security and has spent the last nine years focusing on application security. From design to deployment and penetration testing to incident response, she has been hands-on with customers to define what application security means to them from both strategic and tactical perspectives.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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