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Agile eCommerce vs Security. Join us for drinks and debate.

By October 13, 2015September 10th, 2020No Comments
Agile eCommerce vs Security. Join us for drinks and debate.

As hacking techniques evolve continuously and security breaches make the news headlines on a regular basis, protecting your web site is without a doubt a high priority. How can the ecommerce industry continue to update and innovate at an ever increasing pace and at the same time ensure that security is always at the heart of the development process?

Join Infosec Partners and WhiteHat Security for drinks and debate.

When: 5pm, 21 October 2015

Where: Griffin Room, The Counting House pub, 50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD

  • Do security and compliance obligations restrict agile development?
  • Will integrating security into devops increase costs?
  • Is it possible to get a business to perceive security as an enabler?

Gareth O’Sullivan, Director of Solutions Architecture at WhiteHat Security, argues that it makes more commercial sense to integrate security controls at the start and throughout the web application development process. In this way you can create more secure software, as well as better quality code, and reduce the risk of post-delivery failure.

Whilst Mark Oakton, Security Director at Infosec Partners, agrees that the ideal time to design in security is at the beginning, he argues that is not how many projects and applications evolve. Often projects start off small, with a limited scope, userbase and exposure which can then quickly grow to have many more users and process far more sensitive data than was originally intended. We need to acknowledge this and have solutions that can help reduce risk for inflight projects. It is only with a layered approach to security that businesses can gain assurance they are providing adequate protection.

So can we find a balance between agility and security?


5.00pm – Registration & Bar Opens

5.15pm – Buffet

5.30pm – Presentation & Debate with Gareth O’Sullivan and Mark Oakton

6.30pm – Networking & Drinks

7.30pm – Bar Closes

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