AppSec in a DevOps World

EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
EvolveSec - Chicago Cybersecurity
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**Food and Drinks will be provided thanks to our Sponsor Veracode (**


How can DevOps teams add security to DevOps without losing velocity? Join Peter Chestna (, Director of Developer Engagement at Veracode/CA, as he discusses how security is typically bolted on to the development process as well as the pressures on DevOps teams. Pete will provide practical strategies to integrate security successfully into the SDLC while maintaining the velocity necessary to realize the benefits of DevOps.

In this session we will learn about:

1. Why application security (AppSec) is important

2. Why traditional approaches don’t work

3. How to add security into DevOps while maintaining velocity

4. What to measure as leading indicators of success

Pete Chestna ( is the Director of Developer Engagement at Veracode/CA, Pete provides customers with practical advice on how to successfully roll out developer-centric application security programs. Relying on more than 10 years of direct AppSec practitioner experience as both a developer and development leader, Pete provides information on best practices amassed from personal experience in addition to working with Veracode’s 1,000+ global customers. He led Veracode’s transformation from Waterfall to Agile to DevOps and from monolith to microservice architecture. He is certified as both a scrum master and product owner. From his experience as both a practitioner and consultant, Pete has spoken internationally at both security and developer conferences on the topics of Application Security (AppSec), Agile and DevOps.

Evolve Security (

Evolve Security is a dedicated cyber security services firm that focuses on delivering real and measurable improvements to your security posture. We work alongside your current security and/or IT staff to manage and resolve your security vulnerabilities throughout the full security lifecycle. Evolve Security's expertise is within Application Security, Penetration Testing, and Security Training through its Academy.

Evolve Security Academy is ranked the #1 cyber security bootcamp in the world by Switchup. It is a 17-week Cyber Security Bootcamp in Chicago that provides in-person and immersive training, giving students the concrete and practical skills they will actually need on the job. Students gain real work experience through the live security assessment work they perform on not-for-profit companies. With over 238,000 unfilled cyber security jobs in the U.S. and 1,000,000 globally, our primary focus is on creating top-tier cyber security talent and placing them into a high-paying job.

Veracode (

Veracode, acquired by CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA), delivers the application security solutions and services today’s software-driven world requires. Veracode’s unified platform assesses and improves the security of applications from their inception through production so that businesses can confidently innovate with the web and mobile applications they build, buy and deploy as well as the components they integrate into their environments. With its powerful combination of automation, process and speed, Veracode seamlessly integrates application security into the software lifecycle, effectively eliminating vulnerabilities during the lowest-cost point in the development/deployment chain, and blocking threats while in production. Without additional headcount or equipment, Veracode customers ramp up quickly, and see results and prove value on day one. Ultimately, applications now represent a key source of innovation, and an organization’s biggest risk – making solid application security a business imperative. And Veracode delivers application security unmatched in coverage and effectiveness.

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