Presentation: Bigger, Faster and More Secure

Track: Security: Red XOR Blue Team

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 11:50am - 12:40pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

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Many people don't care about security. It's OK, don't worry! I'm not judging.

Security is the world of defense, of caution and of risk. Securing systems is hard and we don't have great solutions to the many challenges it poses. Security folk on the whole are the least exciting people to invite to your parties.

The time has come to change this.

So what if we accept that our systems can never be 100% secure and try to go fast? Really fast?

Can we weave security through our software development world in a way that protects us, detects issues quickly and actually helps us move at speed? Let me show you how security can look when it stops being about fear and starts being a tool for building the amazing systems of the future.

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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