Date(s) - May 14, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Raising the AppSec Bar
This talk is geared towards the “secret sauce” and how to accomplish effectively and successfully all of the todos within the Software Assurance Maturity Model (SAMM). If you look at OWASP’s SAMM as the ingredients, this talk dives into the actual recipe. The focus is to bridge the gap between AppSec and Development by creating a cultural shift where the role of AppSec is teacher/mentor versus auditor. There will also be a focus on how to maintain the momentum of AppSec Program maturity over time through some tried and true tips & tricks.
Speaker: Kristen Bell
With 16+ years in AppSec, Kristen serves as a mentor for those interested in expanding their skillsets. In addition to being a long-time consultant and thought leader, her ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical people, coupled with strong interpersonal skills, has made her a strong champion for helping organizations to build and mature their application security programs.
Kristen Bell is the Senior Manager of Application Security Engineering for GuidePoint Security. She has been in the Application Security industry for over 16 years, with prior experience as a developer. Before joining GuidePoint, she consulted for numerous companies performing application security services. Kristen’s background includes work in the government sector, building application security programs, and providing guidance in secure application design.
Kristen’s experience also includes conducting application security assessments and database security reviews, secure SDLC consulting, as well as working with clients to improve their enterprise vulnerability management. Her ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical people, coupled with her strong interpersonal skills, has made Kristen a strong champion for application security frameworks and controls for her customers.