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Thursday, October 25 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Put your robots to work: security automation at Twitter

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With daily code releases and a growing infrastructure, manually reviewing code changes and protecting against security regressions quickly becomes impractical. Even when using security tools, whether commercial or open source, the difficult work of integrating them into the development and security cycles remains. We need to use an automated approach to push these tools as close to when the code is written as possible, allowing us to prevent potential vulnerabilities before they are shipped. We worked with development, operations, and release teams to create a targeted suite of tools focused on specific security concerns that are effective and don’t introduce any noise. This presentation will give an overview of what we’ve done over the past year, what we have learned along the way, and will provide advice for anyone else going down this road.


Speakers
avatar for Justin Collins

Justin Collins

Security Engineer, Twitter
Justin is a security engineer at Twitter and a long-time computer science PhD student at UCLA. He spends most of his time working on Brakeman, a static analysis security scanner for Ruby on Rails.
avatar for Neil Matatall

Neil Matatall

Information Security Engineer, Twitter
Twitter security engineer, football fan, hiker. I like writing code. I like breaking code. I like protecting code.
avatar for Alex Smolen

Alex Smolen

Security Engineer, Twitter
Security Engineer at Twitter. Graduate of the UC Berkely I School. Previously at Foundstone. | | Interested in security and the human experience.


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Gluu Room - Foothills II (17th Floor) Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78704

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