You’ve likely heard about Shift Left Security in DevSecOps, but have you honestly considered what it means? Who benefits from it? Who’s responsible for it? Is it even a good idea?

Stereotypical developers and security personnel don’t usually coexist well. While one group is primarily responsible for delivering functional apps and content on time, the other is responsible for protecting the organization – and its intellectual property – from all sorts of evil. While fewer security-related hurdles and roadblocks would simplify the lives of developers, the lives of the security teams would be simpler if they could just lock everything down completely. Neither is a workable solution and thus the constant back-and-forth struggle.

Let’s explore this tumultuous situation, and discuss how broadening perspectives, sharing responsibilities, and fostering cooperation could simplify things and improve outcomes for everyone involved.

Takeaways from the talk:

  • New perspectives on who could and should take responsibility for cybersecurity.
  • New ideas on how to navigate the interoffice political struggles that lead to frustration and dysfunction.
  • Examples of how others have improved their overall posture through fostering stronger cooperation and collaboration.

September 5 @ 09:45
09:45 — 10:30 (45′)

Eric Anderson