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The tension between Agile, MVPs, and Security

Here’s a great article by George V. Hulme, including discussions with Tozny CEO Isaac Potoczny-Jones about the tension between Agile, MVPs, and Security. See also the complete Q&A with Isaac at CSO Magazine.

The first step is just saying, “We’re going to include security in the Agile definitions of done,” and once you’ve at least penetrated that level, which I don’t think a lot of people have, …

Podcast: Tozny CEO Interviewed by Regarding ID

Regarding ID Podcast

Click here to listen to Tozny CEO, Isaac Potoczny-Jones’ interview about the new NSTIC projects on the Regarding ID Podcast.

Galois, a Portland-based company that focuses on cyber security primarily for the U.S. government, is the final winner of the fourth round of NSTIC pilots.

Galois and its partners will build a tool that relies on biometric authentication to enable the storing and sharing of private information online. …

News: Tozny to be part of NSTIC Pilot!

Galois won an NSTIC pilot!

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just announced that Galois (Tozny’s parent company) received a grant from the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC)!

Tozny CEO, Isaac Potoczny-Jones, will be leading the project and Tonzy will be a part of the pilot.

Read the full press release here.

Galois, Inc. (Portland, Ore.: $ 1,856,778) Galois will build a tool to allow users to store and share personal information online. …

Article: Don’t fall into the MVP trap!

In August, Software Magazine published Tozny CEO Isaac Potoczny-Jones’ article on building security into the software development lifecycle. His key point is that the market demands of software development encourage leaving security to the end user for a variety of reasons:

  • Many companies want to validate a market before investing in product security, so the “minimum viable product” (MVP) approach might leave it out.
  • The risk of getting attacked is lower at the beginning of a product’s lifecycle, …

KATU News: Baby Monitor Hacks

KATU News: Baby Monitor hacks

Tozny CEO, Isaac Potoczny-Jones, was interviewed via Skype by KATU news to comment on about Rapid7’s case study on security vulnerabilities for baby monitors.

Key points to highlight:

  • Internet of Things devices are being connected to the Internet without sufficient analysis of potential security problems.
  • The security industry doesn’t have enough personnel to help address these issues.
  • Companies don’t take security seriously during product development. …

Talk: An Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Policy and Law

Overview of Emerging Cybersecurity Policy and Law

Why is cybersecurity such a hard problem? The US government, its citizens, and the organizations that write software are all on the same team, but in many cases, our interests are just not aligned. For instance, there have been endless political and social disagreements about the best way to share cyber threat intelligence without sacrificing consumer privacy.

It’s these competing concerns that are the kink in our collective armor and that’s what our adversaries exploit, …

Talk: 2015 Northwest Aerospace & Defense Symposium

Northwest Aerospace & Defense Symposium

This past week, Tozny CEO, Isaac Potoczny-Jones spoke on cybersecurity policy and law for the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition and Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance. The talk was part of the 2015 Aerospace & Defense Symposium held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.


Isaac shared the stage with Peter S. Chiou, Principal Strategist and Business Development Manager for Azure DoD, Microsoft and Special Agent Joshua Michaels of the FBI Cyber Task Force. …

Article: How Safe is ‘Smart’ Technology

How safe is smart technology

Tozny CEO, Isaac Potoczny-Jones was quoted today in an article by Wayne Havrelly at KGW about the Internet of Things.

“Any system, as it gets more complex, the likelihood of a weak link in the chain grows,” said Isaac Potoczny-Jones, computer security expert with Galois. “So as cars get these integrated entertainment systems or wireless features, these open up avenues of attack.”

Read the full story on “How Safe is ‘Smart’ …