June 8, 2022

DevSecOps w/ Chris Hughes

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DevSecOps w/ Chris Hughes

June 8, 2022 Cyber Ranch


Show Notes

Allan is joined by Chris Hughes, CISO & Co-founder at Aquia and adjunct professor at UMGC, to talk about all things DevSecOps (Development, Security and Operations). They explore the DevSecOps phrase itself, as well as why security should be treated as an integral component and not a separate entity. In this episode, Allan and Chris take a deep dive into the subject and bring clarity to questions, such as:

    -What roles help achieve security in DevOps?

    -What are the cultural barriers to implementing secure DevOps?

    -What are some common mistakes as well as best tips?

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Guest Bio:

Chris Hughes is a proven Cloud/Cybersecurity leader with nearly 20 years of experience in both the Federal and commercial industries. Chris has a dynamic skill set, with a blend of IT, Cyber/Cloud Security and DevSecOps experience. He enjoys working across interdisciplinary teams to solve complex organizational and industry-wide problems to achieve technological transformation securely. 

Additional Resources: Google SLSA framework: https://slsa.dev/ CSCRM – NIST Appendix F : https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-161r1.pdfOpen SSF – OSS Mobilization Plan: https://8112310.fs1.hubspotusercontent-na1.net/hubfs/8112310/OpenSSF/White%20House%20OSS%20Mobilization%20Plan.pdf?hsCtaTracking=3b79d59d-e8d3-4c69-a67b-6b87b325313c%7C7a1a8b01-65ae-4bac-b97c-071dac09a2d8 Sounil/Andy Debate: https://www.securityweek.com/video-civil-discourse-sboms


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