2017-015-Being a 'security expert' vs. 'security aware'

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This week, we have a little story time. Developers should be aware of the kinds of vulnerabilities their code can be attacked with. XSS, Buffer overflows, heap overflows, etc should be terms that they understand. But is it enough that they are 'aware' of them, and yet seem to do nothing? Or should they be experts in their own particular area of development, and leave infosec people to deal with more generic issues?

We discuss the pros and cons of this argument this week, as well as how the idea of training people are flawed, because of who holds the purse strings.

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