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. It needs to get security on board. The question is how to make that happen? How to embed security into rapid development at the speed and scale of business?

Obviously, engineering and its developers need to make some changes to bring security in at the design stage – and to keep it in the continuous process. That’s good news for security which has 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 as well as new skills and tools.

Are you looking for practical information on how to successfully bring security into the Dev Sec Ops 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 Gerechow 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 to interact with your peers. If our experience is any indicator, the unscripted session will bring a rich diversity of useful insight into your time with us.


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