As a young child, I was introduced to computers, and they became my passion. I began writing programs, and by the age of 10, I knew what I wanted to do when I “grew up” without understanding how computers and technology would influence our world in the future.
Fast forward to present times, and we live in a digitally connected world. Innovations have improved business and personal technology while increasing productivity. Unfortunately, this has also lead to opportunities for, and an increase in, cyber threats. According to a 2013 report, over 552 million identities were exposed via breaches, and there was a 62% increase in the number of breaches over the previous year.
As a 17-year experienced Information Security professional, I have helped businesses counter threats. I have assessed applications for security risks, and implemented security controls. Having also been a software engineer, in an earlier part of my career, as well as still writing code for fun and the challenges, my focus on application security is a natural place for me to practice, and has become my passion.
In recent times, I’ve become involved with, and very interested in, DevOps. This way of software delivery has me looking for ways to improve processes, while still ensuring that teams are delivering secure software.
Session: Getting To Know Security & Devs: Keys To Successful DevSecOps
In the past, security was seen as function of the security organization. With DevOps, we aim to break down these silos, and make security a shared responsibility. What do Security and Development teams need know about each other to work together more effectively?