My Chat With Dana Epp (MP3)
Dana Epp is one of my heroes. I'm a big fan of his blog and have been following his community involvement for the past three years. Earlier today, I got a chance to chat with Dana about security. More specifically, we chatted about how developers can improve their skills and processes around security and secure programming practices.
I must admit: When it comes to security, I'm nowhere near the expert that Dana is. However, it's always fascinating to have the opportunity to speak with someone who understands a topic so deeply the way that Dana does. I'm sure you'll agree that after listening to this interview, you'll want to ensure that you're building secure code from day #1!
About Dana Epp
Dana Epp researches software security and sets the corporate vision in the convergence of information security principles and practices with digital information asset protection at Scorpion Software. As a computer security software architect, Dana has spent the last 15 years focusing on computer programming with a particular emphasis on security engineering to offer a safer computing environment for small business.
Dana has been an instructor in the Computer Information Systems department at the University College of the Fraser Valley and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), teaching students about computer programming and information security. He has brought to market various computer security products including secure operating systems, firewalls, VPNs, authentication devices and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). His latest research has been on identity and access control for Windows-based environments, focusing on two-factor authentication solutions for small business.
Dana has been twice awarded the Community Spirit Award for Business in recognition of his ongoing initiatives in promoting high technology industries in his community, and won the 2001 Chamber of Commerce "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award. In 2006 and 2007 Dana has been honored with the award and distinction of Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for his work and expertise in Windows security and continues to provide leadership in the community in regards to the application of information security principles and practices into software development and use.