Presentation: Security Delusions (Not a Sales Pitch!)

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track III

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

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Security teams are frequently the gatekeepers of adopting new technology in the enterprise. In fact, information security represents perhaps the biggest tech laggard among technical functions today. “Because security” can understandably feel like an unsatisfying answer to why security teams are hesitant in embracing these technologies – particularly when there are ample benefits to productivity, performance, and stability for engineering teams.  

Why do security teams so tightly clutch their pearls over modern tech? What are common enterprise security perspectives on potential risks inherent in fresh technology such as microservices – or even more conventional tech like cloud-based systems? This non-sales promo talk delves into the common delusions held by enterprise infosec, exploring the reasons why they opt for the rubber stamp of “no” to help inform how DevOps can assuage security’s concerns. We’ll also explore the “cheat codes” that can be presented to gain passage by the grumpy gatekeeper that is enterprise infosec.

Speaker: Kelly Shortridge

VP of Product Strategy @capsule8

Kelly Shortridge is currently VP of Product Strategy at Capsule8. Kelly is known for research into the applications of behavioral economics to information security and has spoken at conferences internationally including Black Hat USA, AusCERT, Hacktivity, Troopers, and ZeroNights. Kelly previously served in product roles at SecurityScorecard and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence after co-founding IperLane, a security startup which was acquired. Kelly began their career as an investment banking analyst at Teneo Capital covering the data security and analytics sectors.

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