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Scott Gerlach

Scott Gerlach

StackHawk

Session Name: Why Developers Struggle with AppSec (and how to make it better)

We’ve all heard the buzz around pushing application security into the hands of developers, but if you’re like most companies, it has been hard to actually make this a reality. You aren’t alone - putting the culture, processes, and tooling into place to make this happen is tough. Join StackHawk CSO Scott Gerlach as he shares his triumphs and failures while building DevSecOps practices and tools at companies such as GoDaddy, SendGrid, and Twilio. Dig into specific reasons why developers struggle with AppSec and what you can do to make it work better. Whether you’re a seasoned DevSecOps pro or just starting out, this will be an entertaining (and judgement-free!) talk you won’t want to miss!

Speaker Bio:

Scott Gerlach is Co-founder and Chief Security Officer at StackHawk, a Denver-based startup focused on empowering engineers to easily identify and remediate security bugs. Scott brings over two decades of security and engineering experience to his current role, having served as CSO, CISO, and in other executive leadership functions at companies like SendGrid, Twilio, and GoDaddy. When he’s not at work, you’ll find Scott spending time with family, brewing beer, and playing guitar.