Practical Security

Modern application development velocity has drastically changed how organizations approach securing their software products. In many environments, gone are the days of reviewing every code change, or putting up stringent release gates. This track focuses on how we are meeting the challenge of enabling business velocity while also achieving security. 

Join us to talk about real and innovative strategies for scaling security in large, fast-moving environments. We’ll discuss scalable and practical approaches to: securing authentication & authorization architectures, cloud security, scaling privacy, and how this changing approach impacts the distribution of responsibility and the cost of security.


From this track


A Big Dashboard of Problems

Wednesday Oct 26 / 10:35AM PDT

We have all heard "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" in medicine, but the security industry isn't so sure. This talk explores the forefront of simple and effective preventative strategies.

Travis McPeak

Founder and CEO @ResourcelyInc


Scaling Defenses Amidst Evolving Threat Landscape

Wednesday Oct 26 / 11:50AM PDT

Security services that defend against malicious or fraudulent traffic operate in an unpredictable and constantly evolving threat landscape. The dynamic nature of attack traffic means that as attacks evolve, our defenses must evolve too.

Aditi Gupta

Staff Security Software Engineer @Netflix


Vulnerability Inbox Zero

Wednesday Oct 26 / 01:40PM PDT

You have a vulnerability problem. You run a scanner. Now you have two problems - vulnerabilities and a mess of scanner results to process.

Alex Smolen

Director of Security @LaunchDarkly


Privacy-First Re-Architecture

Wednesday Oct 26 / 02:55PM PDT

The tech industry grew organically the last few decades. We built new innovations on top of old. We evolved systems and technologies to meet new challenges. Decisions of the past became assumptions of today.

Nimisha Asthagiri

Principal Consultant @Thoughtworks


Practical Security Panel

Wednesday Oct 26 / 04:10PM PDT

Details coming soon.


Wednesday Oct 26 / 09:00AM PDT



QCon San Francisco 2022
Oct 24 - 28, 2022


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Track Host

Julia Knecht

Manager, Security Platforms Engineering @Netflix

Julia Knecht leads Security Platforms Engineering at Netflix - her team takes an engineering-first approach to securing applications and services at scale and speed. Julia has spent most of her career specialized in product and application security, and is passionate about building teams and programs that enable the business via secure paved roads, strong environmental insights and excellent security-developer experience.

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