Dana Epp Has Eight Rules of Security!

About Show #245

For the first show of 2012, Richard talks to Dana Epp about his eight rules of security. Dana wrote the original blog post back in December of 2003, you can read it here. The rules are technology agnostic, and revisiting them reminds us that they are still right, there's just new ways of implementing them. Have a read and think again about what you're focused on for your security!


Dana Epp is a serial entrepreneur who founded several security-based software companies that have gone public or sold through acquisition. He has a passion for the startup growth mindset and believes that there aren't challenges in every opportunity, but opportunities in every challenge. Everything is impossible until someone does it. Dana has spent the last 25 years focusing on software security and has been awarded the recognition and designation by Microsoft as an Enterprise Security MVP for the past fourteen years. These past few years he was also awarded for his Azure experience in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and was appointed as a Microsoft Regional Director. He travels regularly between his homes in Vancouver, British Columbia and Las Vegas, Nevada. When not working or touring around the world to speak about information security and security engineering, you can find Dana engaging as an Azure Advisor with Microsoft offering suggestions, guidance and recommendations to Microsoft's Azure strategy around technologies like cloud identity and security, containerization and serverless computing.

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