What Executives Will Get Out of our DevSecOps Virtual Summit

Joe Coletta By Joe Coletta
February 27, 2018

Our economy is almost entirely digitized. Modern businesses rely on software to run their day-to-day operations, and, as such, innovation must meet the demands of an ever-evolving market. However, business leaders are at a crossroads when it comes to securing their digital assets. As organizations migrate towards development practices like DevOps, the need to produce software faster becomes as much of a liability as a competitive advantage if left unchecked. If business leaders want to evolve beyond DevOps into DevSecOps, there are cultural, technological, and procedural implications that need to be considered. Get a handle on this shift and what it means for you by attending our Virtual Summit, Assembling the Pieces of the DevSecOps Puzzle, on February 28. Executives will get practical tips and advice on their role in a DevSecOps world, including:

How to Empower Your Developers to Be the Standard Bearers for DevSecOps

Change often comes from the top. In order to inspire your developers to code securely, you’ll need to make sure they feel empowered to do so. Veracode’s own VP of Engineering, Maria Loughlin, will speak directly from her own experiences as a development leader on what inspires developers to not only code for features and function, but for security as well. Maria will discuss how business leaders can guide their developers towards secure coding education outside the office and how aligning development goals with security can foster a culture of secure coding across the entire development community. Furthermore, she will touch upon how to bridge organizational gaps between the security and development teams to ensure that everyone is speaking the same language.

Shifting Security Tools and How It Can Save Your Bottom Line

We live in an era where security can actually be considered a competitive advantage. However, that advantage can only be fully realized when security is integrated into the software development lifecycle. Veracode’s 2017 State of Software Security report found that developers who scan code earlier and more often in the development process fix 48 percent more flaws. This is not by accident. Tim Jarrett, Director of Product Strategy at Veracode, will discuss how business leaders can provide the resources to make security invisible to their developers by integrating into developer tools like IDEs, ticketing, bug tracking and build systems. Tim will discuss how investing in security up front can maintain your speed-to-market and drastically save on remediation costs later on.

The Shifting Roles of the Security Team and What DevSecOps Means for Them

It may be time to rethink how we hire AppSec professionals. By 2019, 2 million cybersecurity jobs will be open; the openings for your cybersecurity team will be among them. Since developers are the ones producing code and creating the innovations that fuel our digital economy, shouldn’t they be included in the solution to integrate security into development? Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder and CTO of Veracode, will discuss what these paradigm shifts mean for security professionals and how you, as a business leader, can make sure you are implementing the right resources to manage your application security program. 

The Winter Virtual Summit 2018 is coming on February 28. Get all the Summit details here. Ready to sign up? Reserve your seat today.

Joe Coletta is the Marketing Communications Manager at Veracode. He takes point on promoting Veracode’s signature content and customer success stories. Prior to joining the Marketing team, Joe was a Program Manager advising several of Veracode’s customers on the many principles and practices of managing an AppSec program. When he’s not working, Joe has an eclectic collection of hobbies including rugby, jiu jitsu, video games, and bar trivia.