August 14, 2023

Travis McPeak

Paved Roads at Chime

A chat with Arkadiy Tetelman

In this interview, Travis has an insightful conversation with a special guest Arkadiy Tetelman, Principal Security Architect at Chime. Arkadiy shares his insight and expertise on various aspects of building security paved road applications. These applications allow engineers to easily request access to various tools and resources without going through IT. Here are three key takeaways that you won't want to miss:

1. Building Secure Systems: Arkadiy shares his journey of building robust security systems. He highlights the significance of implementing security standards at every level of development. By baking these standards into the foundation of their systems, they were able to create powerful frameworks that provide security effortlessly.

2. Shifting Left: Arkadiy stresses the importance of shifting left in the security development process. He explains that this approach, although often mentioned, is indeed a game-changer. By involving developers early on and minimizing friction, security teams can effectively integrate security measures into the development workflow. It takes effort, but it's the right operating model for security teams.

3. Areas for Improvement: Despite impressive achievements, Arkadiy acknowledges that there are still areas where further investment is needed. He expresses an interest in finding solutions for pipeline challenges, an unsolved problem in the industry. Arkadiy also welcomes suggestions and ideas from the audience, demonstrating the commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration.

This interview is packed with valuable insights, and we’re confident that you'll find it both informative and thought-provoking. So grab your headphones and tune in!