The March HackFormers educational meeting will be held on March 16, 2012.
Meeting details are given below.
Speaker: James Wickett
InfoSec Professional and Cloud Operations Team Lead at National Instruments.
Date: March 16th, 2012
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. with introductions beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Microsoft Technology Center at Quarry Oaks 2.
Address: 10900 Stonelake Blvd. Suite 225. Austin, TX 78759
Topic: Adversity: Good for software, good for the soul.
Abstract: Adversity is a fact of software security–bad things happen both intentionally and accidentally. In the #infosec field there is a growing undercurrent of belief that we need to build code that is Rugged meaning code that is survivable, long-lasting and persistent in the face of adversity. When paired with DevOps the Rugged Software movement really begins to hit a nerve. The pairing, aptly called Rugged DevOps is where security becomes an asset to the organization and no longer a drag on innovation.
The parallels to our daily lives are numerous. Pages and pages have been written on the topic and commonly the question of “why bad things happen to good people?” or some variation thereof comes up. This question is a question of our humanness and how we build our worldview around it is of utmost importance.
This talk will discuss adversity in software and in the soul and how in the end it works for the good.