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Mike Fraser

Mike Fraser


Session Name: How Remote Work is Driving the Need for DevSecOps

With remote work here to stay and more employees utilizing apps in the cloud more than ever, fully realizing DevSecOps needs to be part of every organization’s strategy in 2021. DevSecOps requires cybersecurity teams to collaborate with DevOps to stay multiple steps ahead of adversaries. The year 2020 proved that increasing an organization’s agility requires operationalizing security through DevSecOps pipelines. Is it possible for DevOps and security practitioners to collaborate and build DevSecOps pipelines? In this session, I will cover the current challenges in integrating security tools into DevSecOps pipelines.

Speaker Bio:

Mike Fraser is currently VP of DevSecOps at Sophos after his startup Refactr was acquired in 2021; at Refactr he was co-founder, CEO and chief architect. Mike started his career in the United States Air Force working on F-15 fighter jets weapon systems and later as a cybersecurity engineer. While on active duty, Mike started his first company when he was 19 years old; a retail computer repair store. Mike has since founded multiple tech companies and is a regular speaker at numerous industry events, including Hashiconf, Hashitalks, KubeSec, various Microsoft events, RedHat AnsibleFest, DevOps Days, and All Day DevOps. He has published several feature articles including on TechCrunch, RSA 365, CRN, The New Stack, and DevOps.com and appeared on the cover of Channel Pro Magazine. Mike earned a bachelor's degree in application development from North Seattle College and has a master's degree in computer science from Seattle University. Mike aspires to be the world's coolest dad for his 7-year-old autistic daughter. In his spare time, he is creating an augmented reality app to help autistic children communicate better in social situations.