HackEdu: Hands-On Security Training with Arthur Hicken & Jared Ablon

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I recently wrote a blog post on the 9 Top Automation Testing Trends for 2020. One quickly-growing trend I listed was security. Since then, I’ve been frequently asked for some useful resources to help folks get started learning about security. That’s why I was excited to learn about HackEdu, an online training platform designed to help software developers to develop code more securely. Unlike other training you may have taken, HackEdu has a unique, hands-on training approach that will keep you engaged and learning actionable security tips you can put into place right away. In this episode, we’ll be talking with Jared Ablon, Co-Founder & CEO of HackEdu, and Arthur Hicken, Chief Evangelist at Parasoft, about why security training is so essential for your teams. Check it out!

About Arthur Hicken

Arthur Hicken

Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments at Cisco, Vanguard, Motorola, and other major companies improve their software development practices. Arthur taught at the College of DuPage in Illinois, as well as developed and conducted numerous technical training courses at Parasoft. As an expert in his field, Arthur’s insights regarding website quality issues have appeared in Business 2.0, Internet Week, and CNET news.com.

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Jared Ablon previously was the Chief Information Security Officer at AirMap where he was the recipient of the CISO of the year award by the LA Business Journal. Jared worked at MITRE Corporation, where he led efforts to ensure security of communications technologies for multiple U.S. Air Force programs. He began his career at the Department of Defense developing cryptanalysis, network exploitation, and vulnerability analysis security technologies

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