Do you even Cyber bro? Tales of InfoSec, Devops, and sobering lessons from cognitive science presented at bsidesperth 2017

by Gareth Willis,

Summary : It’s 2017 and there still exists misunderstanding and even wilful antagonism between the InfoSec crowd and the DevOps team. Superficially the requirements to release often and at speed seem to run counter to the careful cadence of a strong security mandate. In reality there are significant synergies between the two disciplines but like any change a shift in thinking and a harmonisation of values are required. Factor in revelations in human rationality (or the lack thereof) from the field of cognitive science and we can strip away the veneer of entrenched behaviours and see that security and the culture of DevOps are a natural fit with one another.