Ted Harrington of ISE and HackableBook.com


Today, I’m talking with Ted Harrington, the author of HACKABLE: How to Do Application Security Right, and the Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), the company of ethical hackers famous for hacking cars, medical devices, and password managers.

Ted has helped hundreds of companies fix tens of thousands of security vulnerabilities, including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix, and more.

In our chat, we’re going to talk about the security risks SaaS founders need to be aware of and how to protect their applications.

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Topics covered:

  1. Background leading up to today
    1. What does ISE, Independent Security Evaluators, do and what is your role there?
  2. The right approach to application security
    1. What sort of companies have the most risk?
    2. Walk us through your process for a typical engagement with a new client
    3. What budget is required to engage a company like ISE?
    4. Is there an 80/20 option for companies who can’t afford full-service?
    5. How would you advise an early-stage founder to think about security?
      1. Are there ways to build an app that can avoid or abstract away most of these risks?
  3. Tying it together
    1. What are 3 things companies should do to secure their application?
    2. How does Hackable fit in?
  4. Where can listeners go to learn more?

Where to learn more:

To hear more from Ted, check out his book at HackableBook.com.