Building and maintaining complex distributed systems
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA
James Wickett

James Wickett
Sr. Security Engineer, Verica


James Wickett is head of research at Signal Sciences, where he works at the intersection of the DevOps and security communities. James is a supporter of the Rugged Software and Rugged DevOps movements. Seeing the gap in software testing, James founded Gauntlt, an open source project, to serve as a Rugged testing framework. He is the author of Hands-on Gauntlt and DevOps Fundamentals on James got his start in technology when he founded a startup as a student at the University of Oklahoma. He has worked in environments ranging from large, web-scale enterprises to small, rapid-growth startups. He is a dynamic speaker on topics in DevOps, infosec, cloud security, security testing, Rugged DevOps, and serverless. James is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference, the largest annual security conference in Austin, Texas. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and is on the global DevOps Days board. James holds several security certifications, including CISSP and GWAPT. In his spare time, he’s trying to learn how to make a perfect BBQ brisket.


1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, June 22, 2017
Location: LL21 E/F
Level: Intermediate
James Wickett (Verica)
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Serverless is the design pattern for writing applications at scale without the necessity of managing infrastructure. It adds simplicity and a new economic model to cloud computing, but it creates some unique security challenges. James Wickett explores practical security approaches for serverless in four key areas: the software supply chain, the delivery pipeline, data flow, and attack detection. Read more.