Advocating OWASP, Securing Elections, and Standing Your Ground

June 3, 2019 • Zane Pokorny

Our guest today is Tanya Janca. She’s a senior cloud advocate at Microsoft, where she specializes in application security. She’s a popular speaker at security conferences around the world, evangelizing software security and advocating for developers. And she’s a leader in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) community, as well as an advocate and mentor for underrepresented communities in the security industry.

She discusses her journey from software developer to security practitioner, how “security is everybody’s job” and why that makes strong communication between teams so important, and the need for diversity in the IT industry today.

This podcast was produced in partnership with the CyberWire.