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It’s that time again…we’ve sent our kids back to school, football season has started, and now we’re gearing up for conference season. If it feels like this time of year is packed with conferences it’s because it is! In this post we are going to cover where we have been and where we are going. Hold on!

Conferences where we have been lately

Signal Sciences is proud to have already sponsored DevOps Days Chicago and NGINX 2016. At both of these conferences we had lots of great discussions on doing Security in the modern era. Tyler Shields presented AppSec Use Cases: RASP, WAF, NGWAF, What The Hell is The Difference? at NGINX 2016. We featured Tyler Shields on our Lunch and Learn series a couple months on the same topic. Check out the video from that if you are interested.

Where we are going

Yep, the next few months are busy. Below are a few highlights of events we are either sponsoring or speaking at. If you find yourself at one of these events, tweet at us @signalsciences or stop by our booth. We love to meet you.

Structure Security (Sept 27–28, San Francisco)

In a hyper-connected world, the health of the digital economy depends more than ever on the security tactics and strategies that protect our networks. Structure Security will highlight the best practices that security professionals are using to protect some of the world’s largest companies and institutions, and examine the future of security products, services, and the threats that aim to take them down.

AppSec USA (Oct 11–14, Washington DC)

OWASP’s 13th Annual AppSecUSA Security Conference is the premier application security conference for developers and security experts. Come hear an amazing group of inspirational speakers — including YouTube’s Favorite Hacker, Former DHS NCSD Director of Software Assurance, and Assistant Professor & Cryptographer — who are challenging traditions. You’ll be inspired by fresh ideas, start rethinking the status quo, and leave ready to tackle your challenges in innovative ways.

BSides LA (Oct 20th)

The goal of BSidesLA is to mash up the local Southern California security community with the best open thinkers from around the world in the famous SecurityBSides open, interactive and community oriented format. This is a collaborative event — for all of us, by all of us. The only thing we ask of you is to participate. Come and talk, speak up, ask questions and participate throughout the event. It is a time for all of us to learn, share and explore without judgment, and to inspire those around us.

O’Reilly Security Conference NYC (Oct 31-Nov 2)

O’Reilly Media is launching its first Security Conference, bringing together in-the-trenches security practitioners from organizations of every size and across a wide breadth of industries to share actionable insight in a supportive, hype-free environment. We’ll share interesting successes (and failures), provocative ideas, practical how-tos, proven best practices, and effective new approaches that can benefit all defenders.

LASCON (Nov 3–4, Austin)

The Lonestar Application Security Conference (LASCON) is an OWASP conference held annually in Austin, TX. It is a gathering of 400+ web app developers, security engineers, mobile developers and information security professionals.

All Day DevOps (Nov 15, Everywhere)

There are three tracks: Modern Infrastructure, Automated Security and CI/CD. We’ll have 54 sessions plus 3 keynotes, on three tracks, running continuously for 15 hours.

Wow, that’s a lot

Signal Sciences is proud to either be speaking at or sponsoring these events. We hope to see you there!


Thanks for reading

James Wickett wrote a short book, The Roadmap for DevOps and Security, that outlines the 4 key areas Security can provide value in a DevOps organization. We have a copy of it for free for you.

At Signal Sciences we provide a modern approach to application security and web application firewalls that DevOps shops love.