STARCANADA 2019 Concurrent Session : Continuous Application Security Testing

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Continuous Application Security Testing

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Because of its specialized nature, many aspects of application security testing are often assigned to testers from another team or another company who may be brought in to perform a point-in-time assessment prior to a release. If your team is interested in implementing continuous deployment, automation seems like the obvious answer. But when attempting to automate your security tests, you may run into a wide variety of challenges beyond simply adding a tool into your build system. Josh Gibbs will help you navigate these potential roadblocks and be prepared to overcome them. We'll discuss choosing what to test, how to avoid slow tests, how to keep compliance people happy, and coordinating testing among distributed teams.

Contrast Security

Josh Gibbs is a senior customer success manager at Contrast Security, where he helps companies build security into their applications. Prior to his current role, Josh led the security testing team at a major cloud hosting provider. He has previously worked in development and security roles within the marketing technology and finance industries. In his spare time, Josh enjoys gardening, barbecuing, and spending time with his family.