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A Balanced Approach to Securing our Software Future

Interview with Chris Romeo, CEO and Co-Founder of Security Journey
Software powers the world. It's ubiquitous and expands the digital footprint for adversaries to attack. Software security is the first line of defense and plays a vital role in reducing that digital footprint to protect critical infrastructure and data from adversary attacks. With the increasing adoption rate of DevOps, software is being delivered faster, which presents unique challenges for software security.

Chris Romeo, CEO and Co-Founder of Security Journey, and Kevin E. Greene, Director of Security Solutions at Parasoft, will host a lively discussion on taking a balanced approach to securing our software future. Join this talk as they reflect on learning from the past and looking forward to strategies to improve software security.
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    Interview with Chris Romeo, CEO and Co-Founder of Security Journey
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