What Thought-leading SecDevOps Organizations are ACTUALLY Doing

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 6:00pm

Shift RIGHT to Fix Earlier; What Thought-leading SecDevOps Organizations are ACTUALLY Doing Vendors and firms do a lot of DevOps ‘in name only’. Those really changing their culture are fundamentally changing their risk management paradigm – from one of proactive governance through security assurance to one of continuous collection of security telemetry and resilient delivery pipelines. What does that mean in practice? This presentation provides a software security framework and conclusions resulting from a survey of twenty luminary organizations practicing what they preach in DevOps culture. It will focus on those security activities and tools DevOps shops _actually_ use and get value from, based on data from the aforementioned survey of twenty luminary organizations. As compared to how traditional shops address vulnerabilities, survey data tends towards real-time telemetry of cloud configuration, container integrity, and user/system behavior. Vulnerabilities themselves tend away from the "OWASP Top 10" and towards account fraud, asset theft and platform abuse. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of, and ideally different perspective on, security tools and activities available to them.


 John Steven

John Steven

CTO, ZeroNorth. For two decades, John led technical direction at Cigital, where he rose to the position of co-CTO. He founded spin-off Codiscope as CTO in 2015. When both firms were acquired by Synopsys in 2016, John transitioned to the role of Senior Director of Security Technology and Applied Research. His expertise runs the gamut of software security—from threat modeling and architectural risk analysis to static analysis and security testing. John is keenly interested in using orchestration and automation to provide security governance at the cadence of modern development. As a trusted adviser to security executives, he uses his unparalleled experience with a broad range of security tools to build and mature security programs. He has served as co-editor of the Building Security In department of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine and as the leader of the Northern Virginia OWASP chapter. John is regularly invited to speak, including keynotes at AppSecUSA and BSIMM.