The key idea of this episode is that building a secure culture in IT organizations involves integrating security testing early on, fostering collaboration and problem-solving, implementing practical risk reduction measures, and prioritizing client satisfaction.


  • 🌍 Building a security culture requires collaboration and alignment between development, QA, and security teams to ensure that quality software works as intended and data is not jeopardized.
  • 🌍 “These days is a must-have, you cannot make the choice we’re okay with getting hacked.” – Security is no longer optional, it is essential for organizations to prioritize and invest in cybersecurity measures.
  • 🀝 Success in fostering a security culture is measured by the willingness of team members to collaborate and seek help from each other, rather than assigning blame or criticizing.
  • πŸ—£οΈ When addressing security issues, it is important to approach the conversation with empathy and understanding, asking for clarification and seeking to understand the concerns before providing solutions.
  • 🀝 Empathy and understanding the workload of others is crucial in fostering a security culture within project teams.
  • πŸ’Ό In highly regulated industries like finance, healthcare, and government, there is a need for rigorous testing and security practices to ensure resilience.
  • πŸ’‘ “There is a need to fix the lack of cyber security experts by ramping up people’s skills and bringing in different colleagues to help them level up.”
  • πŸ’ͺ “Security is everyone’s responsibility.” Emphasizing the importance of a collective effort in maintaining security within an organization.


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