Something About Security With Ben Hughes

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014
When we talk about DevOps, often times we focus only on the two disciplines that feature in the name - Development and Operations. But DevOps, truly, is about collaboration across all areas of the business, even those security blokes. Ben Hughes, Security Manager at Etsy, joins the ADO crew to review how to work WITH your security teams, and show that they’re not really scary at all.

Show Notes

  • What exactly do you security folks do all day?
  • So let's talk about ZOMG SCARY CLOUDS
  • I'm a developer. What do I need to know to help me be pals with InfoSec?
  • Ops people know security, right? Or not?
  • Common security mistakes/misconceptions
  • How can InfoSec be better buddies with other functions?
  • Are you tired of Matt calling it "InfoSec"? Does it remind you of Information Society?

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Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes is not a CTO, is not an award winning thought leader, nor an accomplished playwright. He is however a senior security engineer at Etsy. Before that he was breaking operations at Puppet Labs. He’s also pretended to be a build engineer for cold hard cash, but he’d really rather not talk about it. He’s spoken at conferences throughout the world on subjects such as security, devops, and security and devops.


Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Senior Product Manager at Progress Software working on Chef Software. He currently works on the Chef Application Delivery, Compliance and Infrastructure offerings.

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton

Matt Stratton is a Transformation Specialist at Red Hat and a long-time member of the global DevOps community. Back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matt has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase to internet firms including He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including DevOps Enterprise Summit, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matt is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.