Guest: Michelle McLean (LinkedIn)
Company: Salt Security (Twitter)
Show: To The Point
Keyword: API Security

Michelle McLean, VP of Marketing at Salt Security, explains how the increasing risk of API security is changing the culture in companies. She goes on to explain the changing dynamic between security and developer teams and the challenges they are still faced with. McLean feels that Dev and the security team are working together more. More security people are embedded in the DevOps team and there is more sign-off between the security and API design teams. McLean feels that there are still challenges with companies trying to push it onto the Dev team as they write APIs. There is a tendency to shift left tooling, but since API vulnerability is a gap in business logic, this isn’t something you will see in code scanning. McLean goes into further detail about why this approach doesn’t work for API security.

About Michelle McLean: Michelle has more than 20 years of market positioning, GTM, and demand gen experience at a variety of enterprise security and other software companies. She’s held marketing leadership roles at StackRox, ScaleArc, Silver Spring Networks, and Peribit Networks. She advised clients on technology and strategy at research firm META Group and started her career as a technology journalist. Michelle earned her BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley.

About Salt Security: Salt Security protects the APIs that form the core of every modern application. Its API Protection Platform is the industry’s first patented solution to prevent the next generation of API attacks, using machine learning and AI to automatically and continuously identify and protect APIs. Deployed in minutes, the Salt Security platform learns the granular behavior of a company’s APIs and requires no configuration or customization to pinpoint and block API attackers. Salt Security was founded in 2016 by alumni of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and serial entrepreneur executives in the cybersecurity field and is based in Silicon Valley and Israel.

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