DevSecOps Podcasts

DevSecOps Podcast Series: Why DevSecOps? w/ Caroline Wong

Apr 11, 2018 12:26:00 AM By Mark Miller

There has been a lot of discussion over the past year about the elision of "Sec" into DevOps, becoming DevSecOps. Why are we once again talking about the naming process? Why has the term DevSecOps resonated so well with the community. John Willis and Mark Miller speak with Caroline Wong about the thoughts behind the new name and how it might benefit the community.

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About Caroline Wong

Caroline Wong, CISSP, is a strategic leader known for her strong communications skills, cybersecurity knowledge, and experience delivering global programs. Her close and practical information security knowledge stems from broad experience as the VP of Security Strategy at, a Cigital consultant, a Symantec product manager, and day-to-day leadership roles at eBay and Zynga.

Sales, marketing, recruiting, and other corporate groups frequently leverage Caroline’s skills as a public speaker, writer, advocate for women in technology, and contributor to national and international security groups. She most recently spoke with the press on building software security programs, security metrics, and diversity in the technology field.

Caroline received a 2010 Women of Influence Award in the One to Watch category from the Executive Women's Forum. She authored the popular textbook Security Metrics: A Beginner's Guide, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011.

About John Willis

John Willis is Vice President of Devops and Digital Practices at SJ Technologies. Prior to SJT he was the Director of Ecosystem Development for Docker, which he joined after the company he co-founded (SocketPlane, which focused on SDN for containers) was acquired by Docker in March 2015. Previous to founding SocketPlane in Fall 2014, John was the Chief DevOps Evangelist at Dell, which he joined following the Enstratius acquisition in May 2013. He has also held past executive roles at Opscode/Chef and Canonical/Ubuntu. John is the author of 7 IBM Redbooks and is a co-author of the Devops Handbook along with authors Gene Kim and Jez Humble. The best way to reach John is through his twitter handle @botchagalupe.

About Mark Miller

Mark Miller is the DevSecOps evangelist at Sonatype. He is active in the DevOps community through his work as Executive Editor of the DevOps group on LinkedIn, Executive Producer of the OWASP 24/7 Podcast Series, curator for DevOps and DevSecOps tracks at RSA Conference in San Francisco and Singapore, as well as his work on the site. In his spare moments, he dreams about having more time to fly drones, and one day participate in the "Game of Drones" competitions at the Maker Faire.

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