DevOps is changing the way we deploy Infrastructure. Just like applications, infrastructure is now deployed as code, as pre-configured templates. Paul Asadoorian and Matt Alderman will discuss the challenges of measuring and maintaining the secure configuration of infrastructure that is now delivered as code. Alex Peay, VP of Product from SaltStack, will then demonstrate how to define, detect, and enforce secure configuration of this infrastructure, including:

– Using industry-standard CIS benchmarks to assess infrastructure compliance
– Maintaining continuous secure configuration with event-driven automation
– Bringing harmony to IT and security teams through a “DevOps approach” to SecOps

Alex says, “Where we see really effective and successful rollouts is where these teams are already burdened together with a common goal, or they’re trying to tear down those silos and get to that point.” As he begins a demo focused on how Ops and SecOps teams can work together with SaltStack, he goes on to say that “SaltStack of course has got an open-source community project that does all the heavy lifting of managing the operating systems. It’s of course been around for years and is expansive and is really what allows us to talk to different machines, different network devices, different IoT devices.”

Alex’s Bio: Alex is the Vice President of Product at SaltStack Inc. Alex has been building software for over 20 years and worked in a variety of companies ranging from small start-ups to IBM. Throughout his career, he has always worked to develop software that enables users to simplify their lives through the use of technology. This drive for simplicity included launching one of the first SaaS products at IBM, using cloud-based software to democratize data at Domo, and now, with the development of SaltStack Enterprise, delivering content on the Salt platform to automate the identification and remediation of security vulnerabilities in complex infrastructures. This spring SaltStack released their SaltStack SecOps product at RSA where it was recognized by CSO Magazine as one of the hottest new products at RSA Conference 2019

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