Application Security , Next-Generation Technologies & Secure Development

Boosting Secure Coding Practices

Carlos Pero of Zurich Insurance on Gaining Buy-In
Carlos Pero, AVP and head of cyber application security, Zurich Insurance

Carlos Pero, who heads cyber application security at Zurich Insurance, discusses how to get developers to buy in to secure coding practices.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Fraud and Breach Summit in Chicago, Pero discusses:

  • The definition of elegant application security;
  • Achieving cultural change and gaining developers' support for app sec initiatives;
  • Developing international standards for secure coding.

Pero is AVP and head of cyber application security at Zurich Insurance. Previously, he was a product manager for Rand McNally, responsible for the planning, design and maintenance of several mobile and web applications.


About the Author

Nick Holland

Nick Holland

Director, Banking and Payments

Holland, an experienced security analyst, has spent the last decade focusing on the intersection of digital banking, payments and security technologies. He has spoken at a variety of conferences and events, including Mobile World Congress, Money2020, Next Bank and SXSW, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, MSNBC, NPR, Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, The Economist and the Financial Times. He holds an MSc degree in information systems management from the University of Stirling, Scotland.




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