Welcome to the inaugural Columbus Cloud Native ONLINE meetup! We may be remote but doesn’t mean we wont have some fun. The first 20 members to RSVP and join us online for the 4/24 meetup will receive a $20 Uber Eats gift card! Maybe a bit more fun planned as well so please join us! Enough about that, lets see what is planned below:

Content Abstract:

Are you prepared to secure cloud native and serverless software used by your enterprise? This session describes the challenges they create for traditional security programs. In this session, we will cover:

* New attack surfaces introduced by developing, deploying, and running cloud-native applications – important for DevOps to consider
* Workflow for achieving DevSecOps
* Advice for complying with secure development practices
* 10 steps every CISO should take to secure next-gen software.

After attending, you will be prepared to identify gaps in your security program with pragmatic advice for how to reduce your risks.

Speaker Bio:

Cindy Blake is the Senior Security Evangelist at GitLab, a tech Unicorn that started in 2015 and plans to go public in 2020. GitLab is leading the explosive DevOps market with an innovative single application approach for the entire software development lifecycle. Cindy Blake collaborates around best practices for integrated DevSecOps application security solutions with major enterprises. She is proud to introduce her new book, “10 Steps to Securing Next-Gen Software” that combines nearly a decade of cyber security experience with a background in lean and software development to simplify the complexities of today’s software evolution into pragmatic advice for security programs.

Prior to GitLab, Cindy worked as a strategic planning consultant covering app sec, endpoint security and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). She helped Solarwinds MSP begin their journey into security. Previously, as part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Fortify team, she led early third party research on the intersection of development, security, and operations. Cindy has a broad IT background in high tech, healthcare and energy combined with tech marketing.

*Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


* 12:30 – 12:40: Welcome
* 12:40 – 1:10: Securing Cloud Native Applications
* 1:10 – 1:20: Q/A
* 1:20 – 1:30: Trivia break
* 1:20 – 1:35: Breakout groups
* 1:35 – 1:40: Closing remarks