CTO Fleming Shi on the importance of cybersecurity champions

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Barracuda CTO Fleming Shi joins Dave Bittner on CyberWire Daily to discuss why development teams need cybersecurity champions.

Cybersecurity champions

What’s a cybersecurity champion?  Unlike an IT security staffer, a champion is a proactive project team member.  The champion identifies and asserts cybersecurity best practices in the early stages of either design or planning. There may be overlap between internal IT teams and champions assigned to development teams, but the champion is a distinct role.

Join Fleming and Dave around the 9:30 mark to hear them discuss:

  • The role of a cybersecurity champion
  • How a champion role differs from an IT security role
  • How to innovate with security in mind
  • Why the champion should be included early in projects and development
  • How to measure a champion’s success

The podcast and transcript are available here.

Dave Bittner is the host of CyberWire Daily and one of the founders at CyberWire. You can follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

As Chief Technology Officer, Fleming Shi leads the company’s threat research and innovation engineering teams in building future technology platforms to deliver continued success in our security and data protection products. He has more than 20 patents granted or pending in network and content security. You can connect with him on LinkedIn here.

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