Its December and so its the season for lists. Here is my list of Top 5 Security Influencers, this is the list with the people who have the biggest (good and/or bad) influence on your company and user's security:
- The Person Coding Your App
- Your DBA
- Your Testers
- Your Ops team
Except for perhaps the last one, what do these all have in common? None of them are in the Security Department!
We shouldn't look at security as a one off, an isolated department of "specialists", but rather leave the ivory tower and look for tools, processes, and training that help the people on this list do their jobs better. Making it faster, better, cheaper and easier to consume and integrate security services into their daily work is the biggest security influencer of all.