Securing Modern Software

Software is leading a revolution around the world. Every industry has software at its heart, from transport to finance and health, helping improve outcomes for our people, businesses, and communities.

If this new technology is to achieve its lofty goals, it must be reliable, scalable, and secure.  With such a big challenge ahead of us, it is more important than ever that our entire software community is part of this mission.

In this track, we will explore where innovation meets cyber security and how we can bring security into our definitions of software quality - taking ownership of keeping our data, people, and systems safe from within the development team.

From this track

Session zero trust

A Zero Trust Future for Applications: Practical Implementation and Pitfalls

Wednesday Apr 10 / 10:35AM BST

If you are building applications which are critical for your organization's revenue than you would be looking at a zero trust future for most of the applications.

Speaker image - Ashish Rajan
Ashish Rajan

CISO @Kaizenteq Ltd, Host of "Cloud Security Podcast", and SANS Trainer for Cloud Security, 13+ Years Experience in the CyberSecurity Industry

Session Ethical AI

Trends in InfoSec: Data Minimisation, Autoclassification, and Ethical AI

Wednesday Apr 10 / 11:45AM BST

Laws are changing around the world to require frequent disposal of high-risk information, to reduce the impact of (inevitable) breaches. As such, ‘records management’ is now cyber discipline, but one that has not previously been well enabled by technology.

Speaker image - Rachael Greaves
Rachael Greaves

CEO & Co-Founder @Castlepoint Systems, Australia's Most Outstanding Woman in IT Security, RegTech Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Women in Fintech Powerlist, Top 100 Innovator, CISM, CISA, CDPSE, & CIP


Beyond the Breach: Proactive Defense in the Age of Advanced Threats

Wednesday Apr 10 / 01:35PM BST

This talk will cover some of the most advanced attacks that are in the public domain, mostly attributed in public by commercial organizations.  This talk will give a whirlwind tour of some of the high end of threat activity to set out a context of changing cybersecurity landscape.

Speaker image - Michael  Brunton-Spall
Michael Brunton-Spall

Deputy Director Cyber Policy and Solutions @Cabinet Office


Poetry4Shellz – Avoiding Limerick Based Exploitation and Safely Using AI in Your Apps

Wednesday Apr 10 / 02:45PM BST

LLM based AI has introduced huge shifts in the technology landscape in a very short amount of time, a consequence of which has been the immense pressure on organizations of all types to adopt and/or develop any and all things AI.

Speaker image - Rich Smith
Rich Smith


From Anti-Patterns to Best Practices: A Practical Guide to DevSecOps Automation and Security

Wednesday Apr 10 / 03:55PM BST

In the modern DevSecOps landscape, teams often struggle to achieve more with fewer resources, leading to the development of counterproductive habits. These habits can significantly hinder the ability to establish effective security programs.

Speaker image - Spyros Gasteratos
Spyros Gasteratos

Founder @Ocurity, Principal Security Engineer, Maintainer of &, 15+ Years Experience in Security


Wednesday Apr 10 / 10:35AM BST


Track Host

Laura Bell Main

CEO @SafeStack

Laura Bell Main is recognized as a global leader in developing secure software. As the CEO of SafeStack, a leading secure development education platform, she helps software development leaders worldwide engage their entire team in cyber security. She is the co-author of "Agile Application Security" (O’Reilly Media)  and "Security for Everyone" (Holloway). Her work has been featured in many international publications, including  WIRED and MIT Tech Review. She has presented at BlackHat USA, RenderATL, and leading international software development and cyber security conferences. 

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