Oliver Szimmetat
Senior Security Engineer

Oliver currently leads the Cloud Security organization at Uber Technologies, in Seattle, Washington. His team designs and implements security solutions for all of the company’s cloud services and assets, defines and implements security policies, monitors all of the systems, and provides design guidance. Prior to joining Uber, Oliver spent 18 years at Microsoft in a number of engineering management positions, working on the Windows operating system, Office Online, and Azure DevOps. He worked as an Agile coach and trainer and successfully completed multiple Agile transformations implementing both Scrum and Kanban.

Paper Summary.

Agile practitioners constantly seek out ways to engage customers early on and to react to feedback quickly. The same mindset can and has to be applied to cyber security professionals, who need to navigate an ever-changing threat landscape, while also dealing with security incidents.

This talk uses real world examples to show ways to evaluate ongoing and upcoming threats, and demonstrates how this “threat intelligence” can be turned into action, while minimizing the impact on ongoing engineering work. Furthermore, it shows how to use success metrics to measure success of an agile security program.

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