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Jeremy Faircloth

UnitedHealth Group

An IT practitioner with a background in a wide variety of technologies, Jeremy Faircloth has experience managing technical teams at multiple Fortune 50 companies. Described as a "Renaissance man of IT" with more than twenty years of real-world IT experience, Jeremy has become an expert in many areas including web development, database administration, enterprise security, network design, large enterprise applications, and project management. He is an author who has contributed to more than a dozen technical books on a variety of topics and teaches courses on many of those topics.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
Continuous Testing
Ensuring Security through Continuous Testing

Many companies develop strong software development practices that include ongoing testing throughout the development lifecycle but fail to account for the testing of security-related use cases. This leads to security controls being tacked on to an application just before it goes to production. With security controls implemented in this manner, more security vulnerabilities will be found with less time to correct them. As more applications move to cloud-based architectures, this will become an even greater problem as some of the protection enjoyed by applications hosted on-premise no longer exists. Jeremy Faircloth discusses a better approach—ensuring that testing throughout the development lifecycle includes the appropriate focus on security controls. Jeremy illustrates this through the establishment of security-related use cases, static code analysis, dynamic analysis, fuzzing, availability testing, and other techniques. Save yourself from last minute security issues by proactively testing the security of your application!