In this episode, noteworthy guest Tanya Janca returns to discuss her recent ventures and her vision for the future of Application Security. She reflects on the significant changes she has observed since her career at Microsoft, before discussing her new role at Semgrep that recently acquired WeHackPurple. Tanya sheds light on her decision to partner with Semgrep, a company that aligns with her vision of providing free resources in the Application Security community. Despite facing a failed acquisition process the previous year, WeHackPurple received multiple acquisition offers, leading to a bidding war.
In addition, Tanya shares her optimism about the maturity of AppSec programs, presents her concerns about consolidation in the industry, and highlights the importance of role-based, tailored training. She also reveals her ongoing work on the sequel to her book titled ‘Alice and Bob Learn Secure Coding’ and hints at the launch of the Semgrep Academy.
For our Patreon supporters, don’t miss our bonus episode where Tanya shares her biggest career accomplishment and failure, offering invaluable lessons for all!
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