In episode 76 of the We Hack Purple Podcast host Tanya Janca brings Anshu Bansal, the CEO of CloudDefense.ai, back onto the show for a second time to discuss “solving problems in application security”. Tanya and Anshu have worked together quite a while, as Tanya has been an advisor at Cloud Defense since it was a drawing on the back of a napkin!
We choose this topic because Anshu recently spoke at the OWASP Bay Area meetup chapter, and he told Tanya his talk was about “solving the AppSec problems”. Obviously, she had to hear more about this. They dove into Anshu’s definition of false positives (the traditional meaning, plus legit vulnerabilities that aren’t reachable or otherwise do not cause business risk), as well as how to prioritize issues in way that make more sense for the business. He simplified a lot of ideas that sometimes technical folks struggle with, such as how to get your message across to the business so that they agree to fix what matters most.
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