On The Next Ed TALKS

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm ET

Modern application design and the continued adoption of DevOps expand the scope of automated security testing and push tools to the limit. Simultaneously, complex platforms like IoT and Blockchain require more specialized tools and skills.

With software applications being more assembled than coded, and cloud CI/CD accelerating release, it’s time to sunset some legacy tools and consider new ones. Come hear how product and application security professionals plan to scale software securely in 2022.


Meet This Month’s Panelists

Dustin Lehr
Application Security,

After spending more than a dozen years as a software architect and developer, Dustin made the switch to security. He built Security Champion programs at Staples and Fivetran, implementing a people-focused program that stresses personal ownership and responsibility for good security habits. He also hosts an online, vendor-neutral discussion forum “Let’s Talk Software Security.”

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Rajan Gupta
Sr. Director,
Product & Cloud Security,

For 20+ years, he led product engineering teams that build web, cloud, and back-office apps. After the well-known breach at Equifax, Rajan was tasked with uniting software engineering and security under his leadership as VP of Product Security. There he defined Application, Cloud, and Container security practice as part of a secure SDLC integrated into CI/CD across global dev teams. He recently accepted a similar challenge at Honeywell.

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Joe Basirico
Sr. Director,
Product Security,

During his 20-year career, Joe has led software engineering, penetration testing, professional services, and product security teams. He also founded a non-profit called Technically Learning to help enable teachers to inspire students in STEM subjects. He has also trained thousands of software engineers on security and continues this work at his current employer, Highspot.

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"The Security Principles Panel had impressive panelists and very relevant topics."
David York, Vice President & CISO, Allegion

About Ed TALKS

For two decades, I’ve been fortunate to have crossed paths with respected industry luminaries and practitioners. On a regular basis, I invite them to discuss practical approaches to securing the software ecosystem based on today’s realities: complex tech stacks, evolving threats, motivated attackers, mounting regulations, and unsettling skill gaps.

Come join us. You may laugh, cry, reflect, or learn – just like your relationship with security. Either way, Ed TALKS will be: engaging, realistic, and diverse.

About Ed Adams

Ed is a software quality and security expert with 25+ years of experience. He is a Ponemon Institute Research Fellow, Privacy by Design Ambassador, Forbes Technology Council Member, and recipient of SC Magazine Reboot Leadership Awards.

Ed sits on the board of The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) and is a BoSTEM Advisory Committee member. He has moderated panels at RSA Conference, BlackHat, Ponemon RIM, and others – and thoroughly loves it.

Diversity of Ed TALKS Panelists
Historically underrepresented groups including women and BIPOC.
Hail from places including Jamaica, Ukraine, India, Philippines, Serbia, and Portugal.
Engineering, CISOs, Operations, IT, Product Management, GRC, Analysts, and more.

Ed TALKS Has Welcomed Panelists from Top Fortune 500 Companies

Scaling AppSec – Getting Tools to Perform
Scaling AppSec – Getting Tools to Perform