Why a 'security champions program' is a great investment

Caleb Queern and Skylar Slotter discuss reshaping the way software developers think about cyber security.

An increasing number of organizations are turning to DevOps to significantly accelerate delivery of top-quality software and systems. Doing so makes smart business sense, as it helps them out-compete the competition.

But this faster speed-to-market also makes them vulnerable to potentially dangerous risks, because their applications security teams can’t scale to meet the needs of all the developers and teams that are putting out new products so quickly.

What’s the solution?

In this podcast, Caleb Queern and Skylar Slotter, both cyber security professionals in KPMG’s Advisory group, sat down to discuss:

  • What a “security champions program” is, and how its holistic, proactive, and ongoing approach not only reshapes how developers think about security but also how the security and developer sides of the house communicate
  • Why investing in a security champions program is a cost-effective solution that can easily make security a forethought, rather than an afterthought
  • Why desire to incorporate security into software and systems is the most important trait a CIO should seek in a potential security champions program team member.
Caleb Queern

Caleb Queern

Director, Cyber Security, KPMG US