Cyber Talk Radio: Application Security aka AppSec

Application Security aka AppSec - Week 8 of Cyber Talk Radio

Our guest this week was John Dickson and Dan Cornell, principals at The Denim Group.

Show Summary

This past Saturday, November 12, the eighth episode of Cyber Talk Radio hit the airwaves on 1200 WOAI and iHeartRadio streaming.

John Dickson & Dan Cornell, principals of Denim Group joined the show to discuss application security, app development and business risk associated with software development. John and Dan highlight that most things these days have software running in and on it opening you and your business up to potential risk. One of the main risks within large organizations is fragmented development teams where there are multiple applications in development but there isn’t a master directory to track all of the publicly available apps. Step one is to find out what applications are out there so that you can catalog your organization’s attack surface.

In the second half of the show, John and Dan dig deep into the technical weeds of AppSec. How do you make secure software? How do you secure software you have already made? John goes over determining risk within your business and articulating the risk to the developers building the applications. Dan gives recommendations on resources for people to get more information on AppSec such as Open Web Application Security (OWASP) Project and Data Security Standard (DSS, section 6) for credit card data security guidelines.

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Upcoming episodes – Saturday nights from 11:00 p.m. to Midnight -

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  • December 3, 2016: San Antonio, Cyber City USA with Jim Perschbach, EVP of business development at Port San Antonio

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Cyber Talk Radio is a 1200 WOAI radio show that airs every Saturday at 11:00 p.m. The weekly show hosted by Bret Piatt, CEO at Jungle Disk, will feature guest speakers to discuss cloud computing, cybersecurity and Internet trends facing businesses in industries such as healthcare, financial services, legal and real estate. As a major Cyber City in the U.S. and home to over 80 information security companies, San Antonio is an ideal city to host Cyber Talk Radio and educate local businesses and listeners. To learn more about Cyber Talk Radio, request a topic or submit to be a guest speaker, visit

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