We created this website and newsletter to help you do your job better, and in so doing, make the world a better place for all of us to live in. We want to share with you what we see in the security industry, and in the world at large, through the lens of two security professionals who have been at this for a very long time. We have been thinking about security, finding and exploiting vulnerabilities, writing interesting code, managing teams of engineers, and helping our customers (large and small) up their game for over twenty years each.
Over all those years, all those projects, all those conversations and interactions, we've gained a viewpoint that I think may be worth sharing. And if we do our jobs right, then once in a while we will share a nugget of wisdom that will help you to see your work, or your world, from a slightly different angle allowing new solutions to come into view.
Joe Basirico has worked in the Software Security Industry for nearly two decades. During this time he has helped companies from startups to Fortune 500 reduce their overall application risk by understanding and balancing business drivers and deep technical concepts.
He has built and led a team of some of the best application security experts and developers in the country, helping to grow his team from an eight-person startup to a leading cybersecurity business. Under his lead the engineering team regularly delivers high value security services, research, and products.
Joe regularly posts here, at ReThink Security, to help share his insights and guidance with leaders in the software security space as well as his personal blog at whoisjoe.com. He speaks at security conferences and has been guests on podcasts. Please reach out to learn more.Joe Basirico's ReThink Posts >>
Jason Taylor is an application security expert and published author, responsible for application security for Arc XP - the Washington Post’s publishing platform.
As the Chief Technology Officer for Security Innovation he was responsible for the strategic direction of the company’s technology initiatives. He has spent his career focused on application development and testing with a primary focus on application security. Prior to joining Security Innovation, he served as a Test Architect, Development Manager, and Security Lead at Microsoft. He was on the Internet Explorer team starting with Internet Explorer 3 through Internet Explorer 6. He was also involved in various releases of Windows and worked on the precursor to the Windows Presentation Framework, code-named Avalon.
At Security Innovation he had the privilege of leading development teams, penetration test teams, and consulting teams working to improve the security practices and processes of customers ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he has worked with the patterns & practices team at Microsoft as an external reviewer, contributor, and primary author for MSDN content and Microsoft Press published books. He has been a Microsoft patterns & practices Champion as well as a Microsoft Developer Security MVP.Jason Taylor's ReThink Posts >>