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Brave New World: Transforming Security for DevOps

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We are proud to host our first event of 2019 featuring Mark Geeslin, who was recently awarded a Security Leader Of the Year by Nashville Technology Council!

Can security be meaningfully injected into DevOps development environments at scale? Well, actually, yes, it can! In fact, you might even find that your product security program can be more robust than it was before the advent of DevOps. One of the keys to success is a highly skilled, embedded product security team. Building and maintaining such a team, however, may appear to be prohibitively expensive and unmanageable. It need not be so.

In this talk, Mark will show you how to implement a product security program and develop a product security team that will function effectively within a large-scale distributed DevOps shop – without draining your budget! We will take you through our own journey of discovering what actually works (and what most certainly does not) within these challenging development environments, while providing specific details on the following: selling the program to upper management, building support throughout the organization, recruiting the product security team, training the team, impacting the product development culture and gaining influence, maintaining momentum, closing the gaps.

Doing product security properly in a distributed DevOps world won't be easy (nothing in life that's worthwhile ever is); but it is realistically achievable. If you are struggling with application and product security, this talk will give you hope and a realistic vision for embedding security into your products more successfully than ever before.


6:00 - 6:45 pm - Networking, Beverages, Light Snacks
6:45 - 7:30 pm - Introductions & Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Q&A, Additional Networking