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Tech Intersect #182: Laura Bell Main on Accessible and People-First Digital Security

November 06, 2023 Tonya M. Evans Episode 182
Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans
Tech Intersect #182: Laura Bell Main on Accessible and People-First Digital Security
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Cyber attacks, data breaches, and identity theft are more prevalent than ever. We all know that digital security is important, but it can be overwhelming to get started with your security hygiene routine. And when starting a new business or online project, security is often the last thing on your mind. Laura Bell Main, one of the leaders in developing secure software, is here today to discuss accessible digital security, how security is a human problem and more. This week, episode 182 of the Tech Intersect™ Podcast is about making digital security people-driven and accessible to all! 


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Laura Bell Main is the CEO of SafeStack, a community-centric online training platform that takes a flexible, people-focused approach to ongoing secure development education at a time when it’s never been more needed. With over twenty years of experience in software development and cyber security, she is the co-author of "Agile Application Security" (O’Reilly Media)  and "Security for Everyone" (Holloway). Her work has been featured in many international publications, including  WIRED and MIT Tech Review.

Laura and I discuss:

  • Understanding the human element in security.
  • The importance of adding security into your company from the very beginning, and keeping up with your security needs as you grow.
  • Making digital security practices accessible to everyone.
  • How software development is changing, and the need for greater digital security.

For more information on Laura’s books and links to purchase, visit her website

To sign up for OneHourAppSec, you can check out SafeStack’s website.




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Laura Bell Main on Accessible and People-First Digital Security
Application security and secure development practices with Laura Bell Maine.
The importance of basic security practices for young companies.
Implementing a regular security maintenance routine.
Small, consistent steps will help keep attackers at bay.
Making digital security accessible to everyone.