Agile + DevOps West 2021 Concurrent Session : No Silos. Building an Effective (Rainbow Monkey Unicorn Pony) Program

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

No Silos. Building an Effective (Rainbow Monkey Unicorn Pony) Program

It doesn't matter you call it DevOps, DevSecOps, or Rainbow Monkey Unicorn Pony - security is an integral part of the software development lifecycle. Even though we understand this, it's often difficult to know how to start building an effective DevSecOps program. This presentation will address four pillars of a successful application security program: Analysis, Validation, Observation, and Enablement and how they enable an organization to develop, deliver, and deploy applications from an idea to a customer facing environment. We'll discuss how to roll out a collaborative DevSecOps program on an enterprise scale, what pitfalls to watch for, and how an engineering first mindset can help you and your teams be successful.


DJ Schleen is a DevOps pioneer, and DevSecOps Advocate in the Healthcare industry and provides thought leadership to organizations looking to integrate security into their DevOps practices. He comes from a practitioner background and specializes in architecting DevSecOps pipelines, automating security in DevOps environments, and breaking down organizational silos that inhibit the delivery of safer software. DJ has worked to streamline development pipelines and practices for many Fortune 50 organizations by focusing on culture and technique. He uses this expertise to surface the right technology to serve business goals and support outcomes. He is an international speaker, blogger, instructor and author in both the DevOps and DevSecOps communities where he encourages organizations to deeply integrate a culture of security and trust into their core values and product development journey.