OWASP Interview with Richard Bejtlich
Published March 10, 2010
- Richard Bejtlich is the director of incident response at GE. He is also the author of http://taosecurity.blogspot.com
- Would you care to tell us how did you get into IT and what lead you into a career in information security? What keeps you busy these days?
- What's the difference between focusing on threats vs focusing on vulnerabilities?
- What is your problem with the "protect the data" mindset?
- What do you mean by "building visibility in"?
- What is your take on the Aurora/Google hack?
- You just tweeted that "Network Security Monitoring ideology is the proper mechanism to combat APT/APA". Do you think network IPS/IDS/WAF can help defend insecure web applications? What are the limits of Network Security Monitoring?
- How important a role do you think secure coding and secure software development life-cycle play in defending the enterprise?
- Have HIPAA, PCI, SOX and other regulations helped reduce risk in the average enterprise?
- Is seems pretty clear that attackers have a clear advantage. Why is that? How can we turn the tide?
- Any thoughts on OWASP? Are we helping the cause?
- Where are we going to be as an industry in 10 years?
- You blogged that "The trustworthiness of a digital asset is limited by the owner's capability to detect incidents compromising the integrity of that asset." Given that we don't have any high integrity database, identities or application servers - how do you detect a breach of integrity when there is no verifiable integrity in the system in the first place?