Panel Discussion - AppSec in Practice: The View From the Front Lines

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Chris Kirsch, Arun Vohra, Michael Man & Stewart Dawson

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Join this panel discussion between a security expert, a Veracode security program manager, and a Veracode customer to get a true picture of implementing and growing an AppSec program. We’ll discuss the triumphs, pitfalls, and lessons learned from real-world AppSec initiatives. Presented by... Chris Kirsch | Director, Product Marketing at Veracode Chris works on product strategy at Veracode and has 23 years of experience in security, particularly in the areas of application security testing, security assessments, incident response, and cryptography. He is the winner of the Social Engineering CTF Black Badge competition at DEF CON 25. Arun Vohra | Services Strategy and Product Manager at Veracode Arun comes from background in IT Risk and Assurance (KPMG), along with technical/management consulting experience in large scale IT Transformation programs (Accenture). Arun also leads Veracode’s Program Management function in EMEA and APAC, supporting Veracode’s customers define and execute successful AppSec programs. Michael Man | DevSecOps Consultant Michael has over 20 years of experience within the IT security industry, helping large enterprises be secure while complying with regulations, such as PCI DSS and factoring security into modern development practices. He is the founder and organiser of one of the largest community meetups "DevSecOps - London Gathering" and has co-organised the conference "DevSecOps Days London" Stewart Dawson | Global Security Architect at Veracode Customer (Financial Services) Stewart is an Enterprise Security Architect at a global financial services company. Prior to his current role, Stewart spent approx. 20 years working in Software Development, across a variety of roles and technologies. He specialises in Application Security and works with internal Development teams to help ensure that security is built into their products.
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