Security Partners or Security Police?

Janna Loeffler

It’s often said that with great power comes great responsibility. As technology becomes more powerful, security becomes a great responsibility. You’ve read all the books, followed the latest updates on all the blogs and forums, or maybe you just have a gut feeling that there’s a potential for disaster. As software testers, is it our job to be the security police? If you don’t protect the public, who will? Then there is the business—who is going to protect them from themselves? You go into meetings ready to save the day only to be shot down or, even worse, ignored. What went wrong? Why were you so easily dismissed? Join Janna Loeffler and Yesenia Yser as they talk about how to be the Secret Service of software security instead of the security police. They’ll talk about some simple actions you can take to increase the security of your software without policing it. Learn tips and insights for how to work with the business to identify their perceived security needs. Find out more about some of the security concerns you should be thinking of as a software tester.

About the Presenter

Janna Loeffler has more than fifteen years of software quality experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a master's degree in business administration. Working in a variety of software engineering roles, including development, testing, quality assurance, and DevOps, has provided her with a holistic view of software engineering. She has worked on a wide variety of products, such as industrial controls, embedded medical devices, websites, mobile applications, and theme park attractions. Janna has a passion for helping people build high-quality software more efficiently.

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