Verica Keynote – The Chaos of DevSecOps

Spring 2022
Has your organization failed to deliver on the promise of DevSecOps? If so, you’re not alone. Most organizations are struggling to adapt their practices to the ever-evolving complex systems environment we find ourselves in. In this session Aaron will uncover the importance of how Chaos Engineering can be used to develop a learning culture in a DevSecOps world. Aaron will walk us through how to get started with Chaos Engineering for security and how it can be practically applied to enhance systems performance, resilience and security.


Security focused Chaos Engineering allows engineering teams to derive new information about the state of security within their distributed systems that was previously unknown. This new technique of instrumentation attempts to proactively inject security turbulent conditions or faults into our systems to determine the conditions by which our security will fail so that we can fix it before it causes customer pain.
During this session we will cover some key concepts in Safety & Resilience Engineering and how new techniques such as Chaos Engineering are making a difference in improving our ability to learn from incidents proactively before they become destructive.

Aaron Rinehart has spent his career solving challenging engineering problems for organizations such as the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Defense (DoD). Rinehart has been a featured speaker at several media outlets and conferences, most notably the National Press Club, RSA, Velocity, and ABC News. Rinehart has been interviewed and quoted in various publications including the Huffington Post, DarkReading, SecurityWeekly, ISMG and MarketWatch.
Aaron has been expanding the possibilities of chaos engineering in its application to other safety-critical portions of the IT domain notably cybersecurity. He began pioneering the application of security in chaos engineering during his tenure as the Chief Security Architect at the largest private healthcare company in the world, UnitedHealth Group (UHG). While at UHG Rinehart released ChaoSlingr, one of the first open source software releases focused on using chaos engineering in cybersecurity to build more resilient systems. Rinehart recently founded a chaos engineering startup called Verica with Casey Rosenthal from Netflix and is the O’Reilly author on the topic as well as a frequent speaker in the space.

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