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Every few years, a new cybersecurity fad emerges promising to revolutionize the way we do business. Once upon a time, we heard of DevSecOps. Now, the new prom queen is Shift Left, and a market of vendors — old and new — want to sell you their wears so you can be as cool as the stock photos in their marketing.

I respect what Shift Left looks to accomplish because this approach attempts to meaningfully integrate security as a core component of the software development lifecycle. Yet, my experiences as a CISO prevent me from pushing all of my chips…

Alex Kreilein

Cybersecurity executive, recovering startup founder, tech philosopher, hacker, traveler, early-stage investor. Independent. Faithful optimist.

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