DevSecOps – Security at the Speed of Innovation

Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:00-6:00pm at TechSpace Austin

DevOps’ maiden voyage left security standing on the platform – but that was then. Now, this IT revolution has moved up the maturity curve into the mainstream and cloud, and it needs to get security on board. How can we make that happen? How can we embed security into rapid development at the speed and scale of business?

Obviously, engineers and developers need to make some changes to bring security in at the design stage – and to keep it in as part of the continuous process. That’s good news for security, which is too often seen as a roadblock, a hammer and a place to hear “no.” But the move from DevOps to DevSecOps requires great changes in the security mindset too, as well as new skills and tools.

Are you looking for practical information on how to successfully bring security into the DevSecOps model? Steps you can take right now with the longer view in sight? Obstacles to avoid?

Then this Hot Issues event is for you.

Join us as two well-known industry leaders debate the issues, angles, opportunities and challenges of DevSecOps. George Gerchow and Davi Ottenheimer are bringing their real-world scars and successes to Austin for a vigorous and highly interactive exchange in a casual environment.

But don’t let the beer fool you – productivity is in the plan. Topics will include:

  • 1-3 things you can implement immediately
  • Cloud vs on premises
  • What’s worked well and what’s sounded better than it worked
  • DevOps – good news or bad news for security
  • Tools sets and processes for consideration
  • How to review the vendor landscape
  • The DNA of cross-functional integration and cooperation
  • Maturity of DevOps adoption and cloud migration

The agenda is fluid: Drinks, appetizers and time with your peers, followed by introductions so you’ll all know who is in the room. George and Davi will spend about an hour challenging each other’s differing perspectives on the topics. The rest of the time, the floor is open to you to pose questions and interact with your peers. If our experience is any indicator, the unscripted session be the highlight, bringing a rich diversity of useful insight into the conversation.


This event is designed with CISOs, security architects and security practitioners in mind. Network architects and operations folks are encouraged to join as well.

This event is for IANS clients and invited guests — there is no vendor sponsorship or presence.


George Gerchow

George Gerchow

IANS Faculty

Davi Ottenheimer

Davi Ottenheimer

IANS Faculty