Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : Indiana Jones and the Temple of DevSecOps

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Indiana Jones and the Temple of DevSecOps

Remember Indiana Jones? For infosec, trying to navigate these days is a lot like those movies. How many relate to Indy, when going after a truck in Raiders of the Lost Ark, said “I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go”? Or feel like you're trying to find elusive vulnerabilities and it’s as hard as finding the Shankara stones in Temple of Doom? And ALL are trying to find the Security Holy Grail that will help manage risk – we know what happens when someone “chose poorly”. The truth today is people are much more aware of the need for security. Building trust is key to business success. Your clients are looking at how you handle their data and the methods you use to protect it. Think back to the very first scene in Raiders. Indy gets through the defenses and to the pillar with the golden statue and all the traps designed to protect from the inside out. Today, make it as hard as possible for someone to escape with your data! But how to do it? Can you give YOUR customer the confidence they need to trust YOU? Let’s talk about building trust and mitigating risk with better application security to prove you are secure with your customers.


Rob Cuddy is a Global Application Security Evangelist for HCL providing thought leadership for the application security space. Prior to this role, Rob was with IBM for 14 years with roles in Application Security Evangelism, Worldwide Sales Enablement, Tiger Teams and Field Services. Rob has spoken at numerous events and conferences, including 2020 All Day DevOps, the Agile+Techwell DevSecOps Summit, Evanta CISO Summits, THINK, InterConnect, DevloperConnect, IBM Top Guns and many webinar events. Prior to IBM, Rob spent 13 years with 5 different companies working as a configuration management specialist. Rob graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and is an avid fan of college football. When not at work, Rob enjoys spending time with his family, serving with his church, running and cycling.