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DevOps: The Last Best Hope for Security?

At DevOps Summit, Alan Shimel to explore how DevOps could change the game in security & could be the industries last best hope

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While at the RSA Conference this past year I was amazed at the mindshare and enthusiasm that the security industry was giving to DevOps. It seemed that security pros were eager to flock and embrace DevOps. This got me to thinking and I asked my friend Gene Kim about it. Gene said DevOps represented something of an "escape hatch" to security pros.

An escape hatch? What are they escaping from? This got me thinking some more (too much thinking hurts my head). Then it came to me, DevOps is the last best hope for security. Once again this year security has taken a beating. It seems every day we hear about another high-profile breach, more exposed confidential data, another class of malware, government sponsored cyber-snooping, etc. In spite of record spending on security, oodles of new security companies and technologies, is security winning the war? The answer I am afraid is no. In fact there is a significant movement in security that says we should spend more resources planning for a breach instead of preventing breaches.

How Can DevOps Help?
DevOps for many in security represents a chance to change the rules, to draw a different equation. DevOps promises to make security organic instead of foreign. To build in, instead of bolt on.

In his session at 2nd DevOps Summit, Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief of, will explore how DevOps could change the game in security and could be the industries last best hope.

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Speaker Bio:
As Editor-in-Chief of, Alan Shimel is attuned to the world of technology. Alan has founded and helped several technology ventures, including StillSecure, where he guided the company in bringing innovative and effective networking and security solutions to the marketplace. Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security and technology community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. In addition to his writing on and Network World, his commentary about the state of technology is followed closely by many industry insiders via his blog and podcast, "Ashimmy, After All These Years" ( Alan has helped build several successful technology companies by combining a strong business background with a deep knowledge of technology. His legal background, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality.

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