Shawn Drew

Shawn Drew

Shawn Drew has spent the last five years helping businesses understand the difference that technology can make for their internal processes, external connections, and bottom line. He specializes in all things cloud computing and security, and hopes to impart some knowledge on how the two can be combined to enhance the inherent benefits of each. His work has been published on the websites and blogs of a number of technology industry leaders, such as IBM, Veracode and Boundary.

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Posts by Shawn Drew
  • 5 Key Qualities of a CISO
    October 26, 2015 | By Shawn Drew

    The evolution of the CISO (chief information security officer) position over the past few years is nothing short of remarkable. Not too long ago, ensuring that a business's technology was secure fell to the CTO or CIO. But as the value of security has increased, the majority of enterprises now have…

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  • Secure Coding Is Required When Attacks…
    July 1, 2015 | By Shawn Drew

    With everything on a CISO's plate, preventing and reacting to external attacks has usually been done on a contingency basis, with a reliance on existing security to keep hackers away and the hope that a directed attack doesn't occur. But today, a majority of security professionals expect their…

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  • How a Third-Party Compliance Policy Can…
    March 23, 2015 | By Shawn Drew

    It's nearly impossible for modern enterprises to avoid third-party software and outsourced code. But as hackers and thieves continue to focus on the software layer, it's becoming increasingly important for every enterprise to develop a process for addressing their outsourced or third-party software…

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  • Safety Check: Methods for Analyzing…
    December 9, 2014 | By Shawn Drew

    With almost every software development team now utilizing open source code, outsourced development, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software or some other form of outsourced software, the need to understand proper third-party security has never been greater. The gamut of methods for analyzing third…

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  • A Guide to Static Testing of Web Apps:…
    September 23, 2014 | By Shawn Drew

    In the modern, fast-paced world of Agile software development, where an organization may have new or updated web apps released every few days or weeks, application security scans are sometimes delayed until the last part of the quality assurance (QA) phase. However, even if developers are versed in…

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