Realizing Software Security Maturity: The Growing Pains and Gains


Software security is often boiled down to the “OWASP Top 10,” resulting in an ineffective sense of what maturity-focused, comprehensive application security could be like. How then should an organization consider building a holistic program that seeks to grow in maturity over time? Come hear how one team has taken on this challenge and learn what has, and has not, worked on their own journey.

Mark Stanislav is the Head of Security Engineering for Duo Security. Stanislav has spoken internationally at over 100 events, including RSA, DEF CON, SOURCE Boston, Codegate, SecTor and THOTCON. His security research and initiatives have been featured by news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, CNET, Good Morning America and Forbes. Stanislav is the Author of the book Two-Factor Authentication. Stanislav holds a BS in networking and IT administration and an MS in technology studies focused on information assurance, both from Eastern Michigan University. During his time at EMU, Stanislav built the curriculum for two courses focused on Linux administration and taught as an adjunct lecturer for two years. Stanislav is currently pursuing his PhD in cybersecurity from Dakota State University. He holds CISSP, Security+, Linux+, and CCSK certifications.