Build Better Defenses
October 29–30, 2017: Training
October 30–November 1, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Why cloud-native enterprise security matters (sponsored by Pivotal)

Matt Stine (Pivotal)
10:05am–10:10am Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Sponsored keynote
Location: Grand Ballroom

The types of threats facing the enterprise are relatively well understood—malware, advanced persistent threats, and leaked credentials—which are typically addressed by slowing the rate of change, because change is seen as a harbinger of a potential threat. However, these security threats are increasing in volume and speed. In other words, attackers are moving faster, while we are moving slower.

The answer is to create fundamentally different behaviors within security. Matt Stine offers an overview of the three principles of cloud-native security—rotate user credentials frequently, so they are only useful for a short time; repave servers and applications from a known good state often; and repair vulnerable software as soon as updates are available—and explains how this approach helps you deal with the exponentially increasing volume and velocity of threats. By investing in these new behaviors, you bring the power of cloud-native development and operations approaches to enterprise security and prepare your company to face the new wave of attackers.

This keynote is sponsored by Pivotal

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Matt Stine


Matt Stine is the global CTO for architecture at Pivotal, where he spends much of his time helping customers develop cloud native application architectures. Matt is an 18-year veteran of the enterprise IT industry, 8 of them spent as consulting solutions architect for multiple Fortune 500 companies and the not-for-profit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures (O’Reilly) and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast. Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT doesn’t have to suck. He focuses on Lean/Agile software development methodologies; DevOps; architectural principles, patterns, and practices; and programming paradigms in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to function like startups and create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity. Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to OSCON to YOW! and is an eight-year member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour. Matt is also the founder and past president of the Memphis Java User Group.