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Securing Applications, Accelerating DevOps With Clean Code

Sonar CEO & Co-Founder Olivier Gaudin on How to Improve Development, Avoid Security Issues
Olivier Gaudin, co-founder and CEO, Sonar

Applications rely on lines of code to provide business value, but too much of that code is inherently dirty, full of inconsistencies and vulnerabilities. Olivier Gaudin, co-founder and CEO of Sonar, said organizations need clean code that is consistent, intentional, adaptable and responsible.

"Code is the most important asset in your software," Gaudin said. "If your code is not clean, you're not going to have an asset. You're going to have a liability, and you are going to have something which is difficult to change. It takes a long time, and every time you change, it breaks. Security teams are not happy about it. Infrastructure teams are not happy. We talk about productivity, velocity, risk and the fragility of your application - lots of consequences."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at Black Hat USA 2023, Gaudin discussed:

  • Cleaning up dirty code and addressing legacy code issues;
  • Strategies for increasing the output and quality of DevOps teams;
  • Sonar's latest technology solutions for analyzing code and improving application security.

Gaudin, a software engineer who co-founded Sonar 15 years ago, has built a global multibillion-dollar company by helping developers build better code.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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