Shifting Left with DevSecOps’ brought together over 50 security leaders, partners, and industry decision-makers
31st March 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – TRINEXIA, (formerly Credence Security), a PAN-EMEA speciality Value-added Distributor and a trusted cybersecurity leader, and CYBER1 – cyber security advisory and solutions has successfully concluded the ‘Shifting Left with DevSecOps’ event in partnership with 9TH BIT, a leading DevSecOps consultancy firm.
The event, which is a first of its kind in the region, was held on 13 March 2023 at The Address, Dubai. It brought together over 50 security leaders, partners, and industry decision-makers who gained first-hand insights into the latest DevSecOps practices and technologies from key cybersecurity players, including Sonatype, Digital.ai, Delphinx, Checkmarx, and Palo Alto Networks.
‘Shifting Left with DevSecOps’, which has previously been hosted in key major cities across Africa, including Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Nairobi aims to facilitate the gaps between technology and business requirements in the DevSecOps domain.
The event kicked off with visionary opening remarks from Barry De Waal, Chief Executive – Strategy and Sales, 9TH BIT; and Robert Brown, President and Board Member, CYBER1.
DevSecOps, which is short for development, security, and operations, is a philosophy that integrates security into every phase of the software development lifecycle, from initial design through integration, testing, deployment, and software delivery. This approach requires a change in culture, process, and tools across the core functional teams and makes security a shared responsibility. By shifting left, DevOps teams can guarantee application security at the earliest stages in the development lifecycle, which is critical in today’s digital landscape.
Robert Brown, President and Board Member, CYBER1, said, “Embracing a DevSecOps requires a holistic approach, involving several critical components such as devising and promoting a comprehensive security strategy, supporting efficiency, education and training improvements, and being the driving force in cultivating a security-first culture within the organization. Although it may not be an easy task, it is essential for businesses to understand the strategies, innovations and solutions that will allow them to fully maximize the value of DevSecOps.”
The ‘Shifting Left with DevSecOps’ event also provided attendees with invaluable insights and best practices from top-notch experts such as Ricardo Giorgi, Senior Sales Engineer, Digital.ai; Konstantinos Kiourtsis, Principal Solutions Engineering – Channel, Sonatype; Gary Hallam, Director, Channel Business – EMEA & APAC, Delphix; Bhawani Singh, Principal Solutions Architect – APAC, Checkmarx; and Gautham Nagaraj, Prisma Cloud Sales Specialist, Palo Alto Networks.
The discussions centred around how enterprises can succeed in their journey towards digital transformation by leveraging DevSecOps principles in their respective organizations. Attendees were privy to how DevSecOps can enable a proactive security approach bringing down cyber vulnerabilities while amplifying security auditing and monitoring.
In addition to gaining valuable insights, attendees were also pleasantly surprised with exclusive gift bags filled with luxury items from TRINEXIA, CYBER1, and 9TH BIT, adding to the overall experience of the event.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with TRINEXIA and CYBER1 for this event, which aims to emphasize the importance of security in the digital age. With the ongoing trend of digital transformation, businesses are now facing more complex security challenges than ever before. To address these, the philosophy of DevSecOps has emerged, which places security at the forefront of organizational culture and practices,” said Barry De Waal, Chief Executive – Strategy and Sales, 9TH BIT.
“We want our customers and partners to understand that security should not be an afterthought, but a crucial part of their overall strategy. By integrating security into every aspect of their operations, businesses can ensure that their assets, data, and reputation are protected.”
Garreth Scott, Managing Director, TRINEXIA, said “As a trusted cybersecurity leader in the region, we’re committed to empowering our partners and customers with the latest practices and technologies to help them stay ahead of emerging threats. We’re glad to have provided a platform for industry leaders to learn and share insights on how to adopt DevSecOps practices, and we aim to continue raising awareness about the value of this philosophy. We plan to host similar events in the coming months to facilitate further discussions and collaborations among cybersecurity professionals, technology experts, and business leaders.”