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Tuesday, June 18 • 11:20am - 12:05pm
Security and Compliance Theater - The Seventh Deadly Disease (A DevSecOps Story)

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Listen to author and evangelist John Willis describe the “Seven Deadly Diseases of Devops” with a focus on the most costly of them all - Security and Compliance Theater.
This presentation will drill in on the practices needed to create long-term systemic “safe” improvement. Understanding these key patterns enables an organization to focus mainly on the intersection of human capital and technology. Although prescriptive practices like Lean, Agile, SAFE and even DevOps may be necessary for IT acceleration they are in most cases not sufficient for long-term systemic improvement. In other words, you can’t Lean, Agile, SAFe or DevOps your way around institutionalized organizational habits. The following is a list of the “Seven Deadly Diseases”:
  1. Invisible Work
  2. Management System Toil
  3. Tribal Knowledge
  4. Misalignment of Incentives
  5. Incongruent Organizational Design
  6. Misunderstanding Complexity
  7. Security and Compliance Theater
These seven diseases of organizational behavior must be discovered with “absence of prescriptive practice” through a process of organizational fact-finding, something described as organizational forensics. In this presentation, we will look at the “Seven Deadly Diseases” of IT organization and show how all seven are indistinguishably related to cybersecurity, risk and compliance.

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John Willis

IT Manager, Botchagalupe Technologies
John Willis was Senior Director of the Global Transformation Office at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in February... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:20am - 12:05pm PDT
Seacliff C Hyatt Regency San Francisco (5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111)