A conversation with Gary McGraw about security

In today's podcast I interview Gary McGraw, CTO of Cigital and author of, most recently, Software Security: Building Security In. It had been a decade since we'd spoken, and our discussion touches on a number of things beyond the scope of the new book -- including the Letter Spirit project, which was Gary's contribution to Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.

You can hear another long interview, focused more tightly on Gary's new book, at ITConversations. It's part of Sondra Schneider's Frontline Security series. And if you've only got ten minutes to spare, InfoWorld's Bob Garza talks with Gary in this podcast, one of the flurry of interviews Bob captured at the RSA show.

One thing Gary and I didn't discuss -- because I only just became aware of it -- is his musical life. After you listen to the interview, read the book, and improve your software security, you might want to kick back and listen to some of his tasty mandolin and fiddle work on Dirt Road and World Inside. This music, made with Rhine Singleton, who lives -- small world -- just down the road from me, is freely available. I'm listening to Restless Water right now.

Anyway, the interview was entertaining and enjoyable for us, and I hope will be for you too. I've done a few of these in the past, but will try to make them a more regular thing, perhaps even weekly.

Update: Transcript now available.

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