Navigating DevSecOps Pitfalls: Learning from Failure Modes for Enhanced Cybersecurity

In this revealing session, we will take you on a journey through the less-traveled path of DevSecOps failures, offering unique insights into common pitfalls and how they can serve as valuable lessons for enterprise cybersecurity professionals. Through real-life narratives, we’ll highlight the crucial role of continuous learning and adaptation in the DevSecOps domain for fortifying your organization’s cybersecurity posture.
-Introduction to DevSecOps: A Quick Recap
-DevSecOps Failure Modes: A Closer Look
-Storytelling: Real-World Experiences of DevSecOps Failures
-Lessons Learned: Turning Failures into Opportunities
-Why DevSecOps Failure Modes Matter: Significance for Enterprise Cybersecurity
-Q&A and Discussion: Addressing Your DevSecOps Queries

Who Should Attend:

This session is designed for cybersecurity professionals, DevSecOps engineers, IT managers, CIOs, CTOs, and anyone involved in implementing or managing DevSecOps in an enterprise setting. It will also appeal to those interested in gleaning actionable insights from real-world stories of DevSecOps failures and triumphs.


As EY Americas Cloud Cybersecurity Leader, Alex focuses on engineering; architectural controls and processes; and security solutions for public cloud, and container platforms.

She holds a PhD, MSc and BSc in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, has multiple patents and is cited in over 30 scientific publications.

James is a thought leader in the DevOps and InfoSec communities and a dynamic speaker on software engineering topics ranging from security to development practices. His research, writing, teaching and community building efforts operate at the intersection of DevOps and Security. James founded the Lonestar Application Security Conference and is an organizer of DevOps Days Austin and Serverless Days Austin. He is also the author and co-author of several DevOps and DevSecOps courses at LinkedIn Learning. He served on the Global DevOps Days Board. Seeing the gap in software testing, James founded the open source project, Gauntlt, to serve as a “Rugged Testing Framework.” He is the author of the Hands-on Gauntlt book.

James got his start in technology when he founded a Web startup as a student at University of Oklahoma and since then has worked in environments ranging from large, web-scale enterprises to small, rapid-growth startups. He is a highly sought-out speaker on topics in DevOps, InfoSec, cloud security, security testing and Rugged DevOps.

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