2016 DevOpsDays SLC 2016I am excited to be presenting at the 2016 DevOpsDays SLC (Salt Lake City) conference on 14-15 June. This will be a “show me” talk – it’s basically a 30 minute how-to on getting started hardening your servers using Assimilation Cybersecurity. This is quite a bit different from most of my past talks – there’s not enough time for a deep technical overview and good how-to information. Instead it’s concentrated on the kind of practical stuff you can go home and do yourself. What a treat to get to present there this year!

2016 DevOpsDays SLC Assimilation Talk and Demo

Cybersecurity is in the news almost every day. It’s not just getting the attention of the technical folks in the trenches, it’s getting the attention in the boardroom. It’s also an area that the DevOps culture hasn’t spent as much attention on as we have on testing and automation. This talk is about how to make things better and keep them there – showing you how to get started in 15 minutes.

Making your systems more secure is a daunting task – the average system has something like 100 ways it’s out of step with hardening best practices. If you have 1000 systems, that means you have something like 100,000 problems – it’s overwhelming! There’s also understanding your attack surface (the ways an intruder can enter your systems) – how to understand and minimize it. This talk will cover these things:

  • How to know what you need to do to harden your systems
  • How to triage, manage and track the hardening process – and show your boss what great progress you’re making
  • How to keep your systems hardened after you get there
  • How to visualize and understand your attack surface

Be There: Resistance is Futile!

If you miss the talk, you can see a demo on our web site, or a video of one our past technical talks (slides here), and  learn how to do many of the things I will cover in the talk (and more) from these blog posts:

Look forward to seeing you there!

Date: June 14, 2016—June 15, 2016
Event: 2016 DevOpsDays SLC - Security Automation for DevOps
Topic: Security Automation for DevOps
Venue: Church and State
Location: 370 South 300 East
Salt Lake City 84111
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

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