Manish Gupta: How Has Development Changed in the Last 5 Years?
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"A", always

"B", be

"C", closing


Always be closing.

 -- Blake; GlenGarry GlenRoss, David Mamet, 1992


Now we are taking some liberties there with that bit… but apply that philosophy to secure code development… now swap in Integrating or Developing for Closing…



"A", always.

"B", be.

“D” Developing… or… well you get the point


On this episode of InSecurity, Matt Stephenson speaks with Manish Gupta, CEO of ShiftLeft about the importance of dynamic software development. Can focusing on Continuous Integration/Continuous Development prevent more scenarios like what we saw with Solarwinds? Manish has helped build some of the most important security solutions in the world. The bad guys are only getting better, so we need to make sure we are doing it better and faster than they are.


About Manish Gupta



Manish Gupta is the CEO of ShiftLeft, a company specializing in NextGen Static Analysis. He was previously the Chief Product and Strategy Officer at FireEye, helping grow the company from approximately $70 million to more than $700 million in revenue, growing the product portfolio from 2 to more than 20 products.


Prior to that, he was VP of Product Management for Cisco’s $2 billion security portfolio. He also served as a VP/GM at McAfee and iPolicy networks.


Manish has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MS in Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.



About Matt Stephenson




Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts me in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. I am the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and video series at events around the globe.


I have spent the last 10 years in the world of Data Protection and Cybersecurity. Since 2016, I have been with Cylance (now BlackBerry) extolling the virtues of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and how, when applied to network security, can wrong-foot the bad guys. Prior to the COVID shutdown, I was on the road over 100 days a year doing live malware demonstrations for audiences from San Diego to DC to London to Abu Dhabi to Singapore to Sydney. One of the funniest things I've ever been a part of was blowing up a live instance of NotPetya 6 hours after the news broke... in Washington DC... directly across the street from FBI HQ... as soon as we activated it a parade of police cars with sirens blaring roared past the building we were in. I'm pretty they weren't there for us, but you never know...


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, I get to interview interesting people doing interesting things all over the world of cybersecurity and the extended world of hacking. Sometimes, that means hacking elections or the coffee supply chain... other times that means social manipulation or the sovereign wealth fund of a national economy.


InSecurity is about talking with the people who build, manage or wreck the systems that we have put in place to make the world go round...


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