Developer-Centric Application Security, aka Dev[Sec]Ops - Panel Discussion

When:  Mar 15, 2023 from 05:00:00 PM to 08:00:00 PM (ET)

CSA Delaware Valley and Contrast Security presents "Developer-Centric Application Security, aka Dev[Sec]Ops - Panel Discussion" with reputable local SME's!! Eat, drink, network and tour Netrality Data Center @ 401 North Broad St., Philadelphia!


At many organizations, the security function remains one of gatekeeping, policing, and cajoling. At the same time, it’s generally acknowledged that this approach cannot keep up with the accelerating pace of software development. It suffers from its confrontational nature which is at odds with modern software development culture. A vast chasm between knowing you need a better way and knowing what that better way is typically is the problem, never mind getting there. Join us for a panel and we'll map out the path forward from leaders who have already crossed that chasm and implemented developer-centric application security.


Moderator: Boris Vishnevsky

  • Boris is a Senior Technology, Business Transformation & Cybersecurity Executive. Boris serves as a Board Member for Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Delaware-Valley chapter. He is an innovative leader and change agent with an exceptional track record of creating business strategies that solve complex organizational and technical problems and translate sticky challenges into opportunities. A passionate servant leader, he effectively navigates the contest of organizational and technical complexity to fuse technology and business. Offers deep experience designing and executing digital-first transformation models.


  • Larry Maccherrone - Larry's work has empowered 600 development teams to take ownership of the security of their software. He embodies a rare combination of deep cybersecurity background with current software development experience. He was a founding Director at Carnegie Mellon's CyLab and co-led the launch of Build-Security-In initiative but is also the author of a dozen or so open-source projects, one of which gets a million downloads per month, and all of which utilize the approach he advocates for.
  • Vana Khurana - Vana is CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, GSEC, GCFE, TOGAF and AWS-certified security professional. Vana serves as a Board Member and Director of Training for Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Delaware-Valley chapter. Vana is one of the few approved Instructors for CCSK certification, offered by CSA. To feed her passion of mentoring and teaching, she is Adjunct Faculty at Temple University, Philadelphia and Yeshiva University, New York where she teaches various security courses. Vana has authored the book "IT Process Management," available on Amazon. Vana also has a day job of Senior Solutions Architect, Security Specialist at Amazon Web Services.
  • Chris Maenner – Chris is a technology leader with hands-on expertise securing business applications for startups to Fortune 500. He has worked extensively in managed cloud services and understand the realities of building and supporting cloud infrastructure from the ground up.
  • Damion Waltermeyer -

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