A CISO having a bad day finds out the hard way that cutting corners on software security testing might end up costing him more than he saved.
Have you ever had one of those days? Not just a waking-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning, but one of those soul-sucking, I-hope-the-earth-swallows-me-alive days?
Meet Alex, the CISO (chief information security officer) at a mobile app startup FilmFestFun. Alex is having a very bad day. In the run-up to his company launching their new app, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong—and then some.
The train’s late. The build keeps failing. The pen tester finds hundreds of bugs. Alex tries explaining to CEO Kyla that releasing an app with critical vulnerabilities is a very bad move. But she’s not having any of it. FilmFestFun has already spent millions on that night’s launch party, and she wants the app now.
Alex’s very bad day could have been a very good day—if only FilmFestFun had used the right software security tools and methodologies.
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Derek Handova is an enthusiastic white paper writer and content marketer in the B2B and technology spaces. Previously, he has led content creation efforts at prominent companies such as Altera, BearingPoint, Inc., Check Point Software, Harris Corporation, Solectron Corporation, and other Silicon Valley icons.