Ever Evolving: Tanya Janca on Application Security Challenges

November 2, 2020 | 1 minute read

A few months ago, we were lucky enough to grab some time with Tanya Janca to discuss some key issues around security in times of crisis. Tanya has more than twenty years of experience in the security industry, and we’re so fortunate to have her join us for the series - check it out...



tanya-janca-hsAbout Tanya Janca

Tanya Janca, also known as @SheHacksPurple, is the author of Alice and Bob Learn Application Security. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and weekly podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. 

She has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. 

Tanya is also an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

Ever Evolving Video Series

The Ever Evolving video series features select guests from across the security field who are happy to share some of their insights and expertise with the larger Defender community - stay tuned for more!


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Allie Mellen

I've spent several years in cybersecurity and have been recognized globally for my security research. Over the past ten years, I've held various engineering, development, and consulting roles in the technology sector and received a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. Now, I am a Security Strategist at Cybereason.

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