What’s old was new again at DevOpsDays Austin last week, with the 7th annual conference featuring fewer attendees, the elimination of sponsor tables, and a format that put the focus back on knowledge-sharing and human interaction. Running May 3–4 at the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the conference was an interesting exercise in returning to the roots of DevOpsDays, and the payoff was quality presentations and conversations. Read on for a few of the highlights. Read more “DevOpsDays Austin Recap: Getting Back to Basics”
I’ve always found DevOpsDays to be some of the best gatherings for practitioners — the people in the trenches every day. I’m a regular at these events and consistently learn a ton from my peers — it’s some of the best DevOps training you can get! And I often get the chance to talk about some of my own experiences as well. At the April DevOpsDays in Denver, I had the opportunity to share some advice on integrating security into DevOps.
The upcoming Austin summit promises to switch up the format a bit, focusing more on interactions between practitioners and less on preselected talks. Ernest Mueller has a great post about the organizers’ motivations for changing the format and what to expect, but here are the three things I’m most excited about. Read more “Three Unique Things About DevOpsDays Austin 2018”
Threat Stack was honored in four categories as winners of the 14th Annual Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards® were announced in San Francisco at a gala attended by finalists, judges, and industry peers:
Securing any cloud infrastructure is a big job. You have to be constantly up to date when it comes to skills, tools, and technology, as well as the vulnerabilities and threats that crop up continuously. When it comes to security, being stagnant isn’t an option. A good cloud security professional only remains top notch by staying on top of the latest cloud security trends, emerging threats, and best practices.
That’s where cloud security conferences come in, bringing together top experts, cloud security thought leaders, and industry professionals to share tips, tricks, and tactics for bolstering cloud security in the modern landscape.
With the spring conference season kicking off, we’ve rounded up 50 cloud security conferences you should attend in 2018, grouped by quarter so you can easily plan your schedule for the remainder of the year:
- Q2 Cloud Security Conferences
- Q3 Cloud Security Conferences
- Q4 Cloud Security Conferences
- Cloud Security Conferences (TBD Dates/Locations)
Live Thursday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. EST (18:00:00 UTC)
Click here to register.
A recent Threat Stack survey finds that over 50% of companies admit to cutting back on security measures to meet a business deadline or objective. As long as companies are willing to sacrifice security to gain speed, the long-held dream of marrying DevOps and security won’t come true.
Who & What
Join this webinar to hear Pete Cheslock, Threat Stack Senior Director of Operations, and Franklin Mosley, PagerDuty Senior Application Security Engineer, discuss the current status of SecOps along with critical gaps and obstacles.
Here are a few of the survey findings:
- 68% of companies say their CEO demands that DevOps and security teams do nothing to slow the business down
- 57% percent say their Operations team pushes back on security best practices
- 44% of developers aren’t trained to code securely
- Live Thursday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m.EST (18:00:00 UTC)
The Winter Olympics haven’t even started, but Threat Stack has already taken home two Golds and a Bronze in the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards.
The Awards, which were announced yesterday, honored Threat Stack with:
- Gold for Intrusion Detection & Prevention
- Gold for Insider Threat Detection
- Bronze for Best Cybersecurity Startup
A couple of weeks ago, we posted a survey so people could evaluate their cybersecurity savvy.
And the results are . . .
Well, let’s just say that most of us could brush up our security smarts.
Instead of reviewing the entire survey here, we’re going to focus on three of the questions where most of us were off the mark — and then, if you want, you can take (retake) the quiz to see how well you do. Read more “This may be the scariest thing you read today . . .”
Threat Stack Welcomes New Massachusetts Cybersecurity Growth and Development Center
Last week, during the inaugural Cybersecurity Forum, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the brand new, Cybersecurity Growth and Development Center at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The goal of the new public institution is to unite the cybersecurity sector in Massachusetts, while also training new talent — a huge win given the acute skills shortage that exists today. At Threat Stack, we couldn’t be more pleased or supportive. Read more “Massachusetts Takes Leadership Role in Cybersecurity”
Once again, Monitorama 2017 — the sixth official Monitorama — was held in Portland, OR. The event began at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22 with a talk by John Rauser of Snapchat and ran for three days packed with great presentations, demos, and conversations. Read more “Monitorama 2017: The Monitoring Revolution Continues”
Last week, over a thousand Chefs descended on the city of Austin for ChefConf 2017. The recipe for the week was two days of talks, numerous technical workshops, a heavy dose of innovation, and a dash of 70’s cover bands. Chef introduced their Chef Client 13 and showed off their newer technologies, like Chef Automate and Habitat, their application configuration and management software. The Threat Stack team (Tom McLaughlin and I) showed up to exhibit with donuts, socks, and plenty of cheesy puns — that’s right, we can help you be SOCK compliant.
It was great engaging with the DevOps community and learning more about the challenges everyone is facing as technology evolves faster than anyone can keep up. Throughout the conference, I learned about all of the technological advances that Chef and friends are making and noticed some trends across all the talks and conversations I had with attendees. Here are three of the high-level themes I took away. Read more “A Look Back at ChefConf 2017”