Pete Herzog

Pete Herzog

Pete knows how to solve very complex security problems. He's co-founder of the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM). He created the international standard on security testing and analysis and Hacker Highschool.

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Posts by Pete Herzog
  • What You Don’t Do for Secure Programming
    February 1, 2018 | By Pete Herzog

    The hardest part of growing up is that everything you’re allowed to do is communicated in a general sense and everything that you’re not allowed to do is enumerated specifically and in detail AFTER you’ve gotten in trouble for doing it. So you’re told things like, “Go play in the yard.” Yet you get…

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  • The Princess and the Dragon: A Modern…
    March 30, 2017 | By Pete Herzog

    Do you know the story about the princess who saved her kingdom from a dragon? I'd be surprised if you heard of this particular fairy tale, because I invented it to teach a lesson about secure software development. In this story, a king sacrificed poor children to appease a dragon, which is not a…

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  • Why AppSec is the Most Important Part…
    March 24, 2016 | By Pete Herzog

    According to a CERT 2015 advisory of the top 30 vulnerabilities, nearly all are application vulnerabilities. But that's not why application security is the most important part of the security ecosystem. According to Business Insider, there are approximately 1.8 billion mobile web users and 1.6…

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  • 3 Best Practices for Perfect Security:…
    October 27, 2015 | By Pete Herzog

    Over the last year, I've been fortunate to consult on securing some important and highly targeted networks. I know they're highly targeted because they were attacked multiple times. So they needed perfect security. I know in the cyber security business we say that perfect security is impossible and…

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