SkillOps: Real-World Approaches in Skilling and Building World-Class Security & Technology Teams for a Remote-First World

Thursday, June 03, 2021 - 10:30 am11:15 am

Abhay Bhargav, we45


2020 has accelerated a few trends.

One—Remote/Hybrid working is here to last. Most companies are planning for it.

Two—Organizations are increasingly and relentlessly moving to the cloud and more distributed computing setups with wider adoption of Cloud-Native technologies.

Three—A Continuous flow of security exploits and incidents. This is not a new trend, but the rise of supply-chain attacks (Solarwinds) and other exploits is only going to make security operations harder without the right people.

The Security industry needs people will well-rounded skills in offensive and more importantly defensive and implementation security practices.

In this talk, I hope to highlight the key success factors in building and fostering an environment of continuous learning, autonomy, and deliberate practice, that companies can leverage, to build great security teams. I will detail approaches and anecdotes from my own experience that underscore these points.

Abhay Bhargav, we45

Abhay Bhargav is the Founder of we45, a focused Application Security Company and the Chief Research Officer of AppSecEngineer, an elite, hands-on online training platform for AppSec, Cloud-Native Security, Kubernetes Security and DevSecOps.

He has created some pioneering works in the area of DevSecOps and AppSec Automation, including the world's first hands-on training program on DevSecOps, focused on Application Security Automation.

Abhay is a speaker and trainer at major industry events including DEF CON, BlackHat, OWASP AppSecUSA, EU and AppSecCali. His trainings have been sold-out events at conferences like AppSecUSA, EU, AppSecDay Melbourne, CodeBlue (Japan), BlackHat USA, SHACK and so on.

@conference {272753,
author = {Abhay Bhargav},
title = {{SkillOps}: {Real-World} Approaches in Skilling and Building {World-Class} Security \& Technology Teams for a {Remote-First} World},
year = {2021},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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