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#071 – Renaud Deraison: Complexity Breeds Insecurity

Renaud Deraison is known in the global security community as the father of the Nessus vulnerability scanner. His original creation, Nessus, celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2013 and is considered the de facto standard for vulnerability scanning worldwide.

Renaud co-founded Tenable Network Security in 2002. As Chief Technology Officer, he drives product strategy and development. Before Tenable, Renaud was the primary author of the Nessus vulnerability scanner – releasing the first version of Nessus when he was 17.

Renaud continues to contribute to the global security community; he is the author of three patents related to network scanning and security and has published his work in books and magazines.

In this episode, we discuss building the first version of Nessus when he was a teenager, getting the basics right, challenges with the cloud, IoT and embedded devices security, responsible vulnerability disclosure, and so much more.

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