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Failing Fast: The Impact of Bias When Speeding Up Application Security

There is a lot of talk these days about going faster with security, DevSecOps and making security part of your lifecycle. What if _you_ are the reason this might be a pathway to failing fast at security?

In this talk, we will explore how bias impacts how we secure our development lifecycles and examine 3 common biases that lead to big issues in this space.  By looking at mistakes teams make when embracing application security and how bias plays into them, we can learn to avoid them and make security a key part of moving faster.


Laura Bell

Founder and CEO of @safestack

With almost a decade of experience in software development and information security, Laura specializes in bringing security practices and culture into organisations of agile and high growth organisations. An experienced adviser, security manager and trainer, she provides security services to support a range of organisations from large national entities to growth start-ups.

In addition to speaking at numerous international conferences and events, Laura is the co-author of Agile Application Security from O’Reilly Media, a member of the board for non-profit Hackers Helping Hackers and a program committee member for the O’Reilly Security Conference in New York.

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Tuesday Nov 10 / 11:40AM PST (40 minutes )

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