They're All Scorpions - Succesful SecOps in a Hostile Workplace presented at 44Con2018 2018

by Pete Herzog,

Summary : Your job is to secure operations. But nobody listens to you. There’s no budget. Management keeps making bad security decisions that seem to sabotage your efforts. Do you flee or do you try harder? The security books, blogs, and tweeting pundits out there tell us we need to learn the language of business. We need to put risk in terms of money that management understands. We need to be like the management we’re trying to protect. And that’s where it all falls apart. The security to business relationship is often textbook abusive codependency. You do well and nobody notices. You fail and you get fired or worse- shamed by your peers over social media for whatever the company releases as the statement for the breach. So how do you do SecOps under those conditions? This talk will focus on new ways to approach SecOps to face the challenges you have today with business demands. We will look at new security research that will make a difference for how you do your job. Most of all we will show you technical security practices to help you sustain your new found stance.