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Jeff Payne

Coveros, Inc.

Jeff Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private US companies. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeff was chairman of the board, CEO, and cofounder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. Jeff has published more than thirty papers on software development and testing, and testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber terrorism, and software quality. Follow Jeff on Twitter @jefferyepayne.

Speaker Presentations
Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 8:30am
Training Courses
Fundamentals of Agile Certification—ICAgile (2-day)

Fundamentals of Agile Certification—ICAgile will present a roadmap for how to get started with agile along with practical advice. It will introduce you to agile software development concepts and teach you how to make them work. You will learn what agile is all about, why agile works, and how to effectively plan and develop software using agile principles. A running case study allows you to apply the techniques you are learning as you go through the course.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Integrating Automated Testing into DevOps SOLD OUT

In many organizations, agile development processes are driving the pursuit of faster software releases, which has spawned a set of new practices called DevOps. DevOps stresses communications and integration between development and operations, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, and rapid deployments. Because DevOps practices require confidence that changes made to the code base will function as expected. automated testing is an essential ingredient Join Jeff Payne as he discusses the unique challenges associated with integrating automated testing into continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) environments. Learn the internals of how CI/CD works, appropriate tooling, and test integration points. Find out howpto integrate your existing test automation frameworks into a DevOps environment and leave with roadmap for integrating test automation with continuous integration and delivery.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Security Testing for Test Professionals

Today’s software applications are often security critical, making security testing an essential part of a software quality program. Unfortunately, most testers have not been taught how to effectively test the security of the software applications they validate. Join Jeff Payne as he shares what you need to know to integrate effective security testing into your everyday software testing activities. Learn how software vulnerabilities are introduced into code and exploited by hackers. Discover how to define and validate security requirements. Explore effective test techniques for assuring that common security features are tested. Learn about the most common security vulnerabilities and how to identify key security risks within applications and to use testing to mitigate them. Understand how to security test applications—both web- and GUI-based—during the software development process. Review examples of how common security testing tools work and assist the security testing process. Take home valuable tools and techniques for effectively testing the security of your applications going forward.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:45am
Continuous Delivery
Using DevOps to Improve Software Quality in the Cloud

DevOps is gaining popularity as a way to quickly and successfully deploy new software. With all the emphasis on deployment, software quality can sometimes be overlooked. In order to understand how DevOps and software testing mesh, Jeff Payne demonstrates a fully implemented continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) stack. After describing the internals of how CI/CD works, Jeff identifies the touch points in the stack that are important for testing organizations. With the now accelerated ability to deliver software, the testing groups need to know how this technology works and what to do with it because swarms of manual testers will not be able to keep up. Jeff demonstrates where and how to use automated testing, how to collect and make sense of the massive amount of test results that can be generated from CI/CD, and how to usefully apply manual testing.