Becoming Secure by Design in the Face of Evolving Cyber Threats
As the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve, companies must ensure defenses are rooted in strong foundations and “Secure by Design.” When leading IT management software company SolarWinds was notified that it and other technology companies had been targeted in the SUNBURST breach, the company had to act quickly to further enhance its security protocols and procedures. The “Secure by Design” initiative, which the company hopes will be a gold-plated approach to developing secure software, is a multi-pronged strategic plan to protect the SolarWinds environment through additional security practices. A key component of this is the Next-Generation Build System, a unique software development process that would greatly reduce or even eliminate the threat of supply chain incidents. SolarWinds Chief Information Security Officer Tim Brown shares his insight into how today’s companies can stay ‘Secure by Design’ in the face of evolving cyber threats, and leadership lessons for how to innovate in the face of adversity.