Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development , Video

Tom Kellermann's New Mission: Secure the Code

Cybersecurity Veteran Focuses on Advising Government, Financial Sectors
Tom Kellermann, senior vice president, cyber strategy, Contrast Security

Over his 23-year career in cybersecurity, Tom Kellermann has focused on policy, endpoints and even strategic investments. Now, in his new role as senior vice president of cyber strategy at Contrast Security, his mission is directed at protecting code security - particularly in the public and financial sectors.

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Kellermann worries that the "digital transformation of corporate America is being hijacked" by attacks against software supply chains, software development, integration and delivery infrastructure. In his new role, he hopes to help keep these key business initiatives on track.

"There's too much trust placed in APIs and too much trust placed into development environments, which really necessitates continuous monitoring," Kellermann says. "One of the things I've always said is: 'Continuous monitoring must go beyond production and operational environments and extend into development.'"

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Kellermann discusses:

  • His new mission at Contrast;
  • How adversaries are targeting applications and APIs;
  • How the Russia-Ukraine war has changed the threat landscape - and what to look out for in the months ahead.

Kellermann, senior vice president of cyber strategy at Contrast Security, is the former head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware, as well as the former CEO of Strategic Cyber Ventures. He served on the Commission on Cyber Security for the 44th president of the United States and was an adviser to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance. When he served as chief cybersecurity officer for Trend Micro, he was responsible for analysis of emerging cybersecurity threats and relevant defensive technologies.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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