In this episode, we continue the chat on application security. Frank and John had a lovely conversation on Appsec, Startup and silicon valley. John is a seasoned entrepreneur and startupper. We cover the application security and the debate, what reasonable and practical and of course application security weekly.
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John Kinsella was a Silicon Valley entrepreneur until recently – moving up to Seattle in March. His background started in operations, then engineering, then consulting, then startups – almost always with a focus on computer security. Most recently he cofounded Layered Insight, which was acquired by Qualys in 2018. He ran their container security engineering until earlier this year, and he’s now scheming what’s next. He’s passionate about open source and the security community. He co-founded the Silicon Valley chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance, has been active on several CSA working groups, and from time to time mentors individuals and advises startups when he feels he can provide value.
Francesco is a Public Speaker, out of the box thinker. Francesco is a passionate advocate for security in development and has pushed for more involvement of dev. Francesco is also a keen passionate of Cloud security. Francesco is the Executive director of NSC42 Ltd a UK based cybersecurity consultancy. As an executive, he loves to stay close to the technology but to keep it simple. Francesco is data and result-driven Cyber Security Executive/vCISO highly regarded for planning and executing strategic infosec improvement programs that protect data and technical assets, reduce security risks, and align with long-term organisational goals. Francesco is a keynote speaker, Head of the Cloud security alliance UK, and Director of the cybersecurity consultancy NSC42