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Presentation: The Evolving Practice of Security

Track: Security Transformation

Location: Whittle, 3rd flr.

Duration: 10:35am - 11:25am

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

As technology has evolved from on-premise data centres to cloud native systems, the practices of managing that technology has evolved giving us benefits like continuous integration and deployment and configuration as code and cloud orchestration platforms. But security practices have generally not evolved to match, we find security practitioners are still fighting the wars of yesterday, fighting firewalls and network configurations that simply don’t exist today.

 

In this talk, you’ll learn what practices that are evolving in the security space, and how developers and security can collaborate more with new and modern practices.

Speaker: Michael Brunton-Spall

Independent Security Consultant, previously Deputy Director for Technology and Operation, & Head of CyberSecurity of Government Digital Service

Michael Brunton-Spall is an independent Cybersecurity consultant, working for the UK Government.  Michael is a former Deputy Director with the Cabinet Office, where he headed up Technology and Operations for the Government Digital Service as well as being head of Cybersecurity.  Michael has worked in technology for over 15 years, in topics as varied as embedded device development, games console programming, low latency trading and web publishing.

Michael coauthored the book on Agile Application Security and has delivered popular conference talks on various topics ranging from Microservices to Agile Security.

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