Keynote: Guardians of the Galaxy: Architecting a Culture of Secure Software

Location: Fleming / Whittle, 3rd fl.

Duration: 9:00am - 10:10am

Day of week: Tuesday


We are living in the age of technology. We are the engineers that will build the incredible machines, once the realm of science fiction. These systems will process our most sensitive information and help us stay healthier, more sustainable and explore the universe.
As we embark on this adventure, how do we make sure that our data is staying safe and our people protected without getting in the way of innovation? Can we move really fast and care about our security? What are the challenges in this emerging space and how can we work together to fix them?
Securing the future means creating new technologies and solutions, securing the future is going to take just as much innovation so let's get started, together.

Speaker: Laura Bell

Founder of SafeStack

With almost a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura Bell specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices, and culture into fast paced organisations of every shape and size. An experienced conference speaker, trainer, and regular panel member, Laura has spoken at a range of events such as BlackHat USA, Velocity, OSCON, Kiwicon, Linux Conf AU, and Microsoft TechEd on the subjects of privacy, covert communications, agile security, and security mindset. She is also the co-author of Agile Application Security, published my O'Reilly media and a regular writer for a range of blogs and magazines on security issues.

Laura is the founder of SafeStack, a specialist security training, development, and consultancy firm. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her daughter.

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