The Costs of poor API Protection and Common Pitfalls Discussion

During October, Cybersecurity Awareness month, 4i-Magazine hosted three live discussions related to cybersecurity topics. This discussion was associated with API Protection, and our speakers shared their knowledge regarding this topic.

This discussion was between:

Neil Weitzel, Manager of the ThreatX Security Operations Center, is located in Detroit, MI. He has 15 years of experience in various roles, from User Support to leading Security Programs. Neil has profound knowledge of Security Architecture and Cybersecurity best practices, which helps him provide valuable insight to security teams. Before ThreatX, Neil worked with organizations such as Cognizant as an Application Security Architect, Cigital (now Synopsys) as their Practice Director of Vulnerability Assessments, and EIQ Networks (now Cygilant) as their Director of Security Research. Neil also served as a Cybersecurity Instructor and delivered numerous Security and Defensive Programming courses to clients such as NASA and PayPal. He is an active member of the security community and delivered lectures at DEF CON, OWASP and local security meetups. Neil also acts as an adjunct lecturer on Software Engineering at his alma mater, Indiana University.

Kristi Shehu, Software Engineer and Cybersecurity Journalist in 4i-Magazine.

Moderator: George Mavridis, 4i-Magazine journalist

Andriani has been working in Publishing Industry since 2010. She has worked in major Publishing Houses in UK and Greece, such as Cambridge University Press and ProQuest. She gained experience in different departments in Publishing, including editing, sales, marketing, research and book launch (event planning). She started as Social Media Manager in 4i magazine, but very quickly became the Editor in Chief. At the moment, she lives in Greece, where she is mentoring women with job and education matters; and she is the mother of 3 boys.