Pragmatic Security for SRE

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 - 2:10 pm2:50 pm

James Wickett,


Doing security in an SRE context with a particular focus on the software delivery pipeline can be a bit disjointed. This talk takes a pragmatic approach to each phase of the software delivery pipeline, and you will be armed with philosophy, questions, and tooling that will get security moving at the speed of your SRE organization.

James Wickett,

James works as a Sr. Security Engineer and Developer Advocate at Verica and is he is the author of several courses on DevOps and DevSecOps at LinkedIn Learning. His courses include DevOps Foundations, Infrastructure as Code, DevSecOps: Automated Security Testing, Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), Site Reliability Engineering, and more.

James is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference, which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and Serverless Days Austin. He previously served on the global DevOps Days board.

In his spare time, he is trying to learn how to make a perfect BBQ brisket.

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@inproceedings {262225,
author = {James Wickett},
title = {Pragmatic Security for {SRE}},
booktitle = {SREcon20 Americas (SREcon20 Americas)},
year = {2020},
url = {},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = dec

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