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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 Co-Founder | CEO | Chief Architect at Refactr, Inc, a firm he co-founded in 2017. Michael also worked at Optiv as a Cloud Security Solutions Architect for many Fortune 100 companies. Starting his career in the United States Air Force in cybersecurity, Michael left after 9 years to become an expert in DevSecOps and security automation. Michael has published many feature articles including in Redmond Channel Partners, featured on the cover of Channel Pro Magazine and has presented at numerous industry events, including: CRN, various Microsoft events, RedHat AnsibleFest, DevOps Days, and All Day DevOps . Academically, Michael earned a Master of Computer Science at Seattle University in June 2019 and is also is an adjunct professor at Seattle Central College, teaching courses in Cloud, Cybersecurity and DevOps. Michael is an avid snowboarder and loves Crossfit. Finally, Michael aspires to be the world’s coolest dad for his 5 year old autistic daughter, and in his spare time creating an Augmented Reality app to help autistic children communication better in social situations.