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Track 2.2 - Changing the Culture: Fighting Cyber Security Threats at their Roots


For almost two decades, security practitioners have successfully defined advanced techniques and tools that can effectively be applied to develop secure software. Yet, all recent major security breaches can be linked to a software vulnerability - either left unpatched or a zero day – that made the attacker's job easier. Today, with tens of millions of developers creating code for all kinds of software-enabled devices, mobile apps and cloud services, it is time to expand the fight against advanced threats and focus on how to scale software security.

Learning from the collected real-world experience of SAFECode's members, we will review short-term and long-term strategies for development organizations to adopt a secure software development process.


Mr. Manuel Ifland
Product & Solution Security Manager at Siemens, Member of the SAFECode Board of Directors
Siemens AG / SAFECode

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Manuel Ifland is a Product & Solution Security Manager in the central product and solution security team at Siemens. In his role, he identifies good practices and derives company-wide technical standards, processes, and methods together with all business areas. As member of the Siemens Product & Solution Security (PSS) Initiative, Manuel supports, drives, and enables product and solution security across the entire company in close cooperation with affected stakeholders. He joined Siemens in 2008 and has been heading the corporate Security Vulnerability Monitoring Service. Manuel is passionate about increasing the security of the critical infrastructure and has been conducting risk analysis workshops, security assessments, and penetration tests in various technological areas. He provides instructor-led cyber security trainings and regularly speaks at cybersecurity conferences worldwide.

Manuel represents Siemens in the Board of Directors of the Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode).

Manuel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a diploma in computer science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany.

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