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  • 9 Jun 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Michigan State Federal Credit Union Headquarters #2 Community Room - 3899 Coolidge Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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Event topic: DevSecOps

In the ever-changing world of business and information technology, organizations are working tirelessly to bridge traditional gaps between IT and security while ensuring fast, safe delivery of code. Now more than ever, security tasks must be incorporated during all phases of the delivery process to ensure critical security issues are dealt with as they become apparent, not after a threat or compromise has occurred.

Join the Capital Area IT Council's Cybersecurity and Software Development Peer Groups at MSUFCU as we discuss the topic with a panel of professionals who are working on behalf of their organizations to create a more agile, secure and efficient environment. We will discuss topics ranging from benefits of the approach, how to implement it in your environment, best practices, pitfalls, etc.

Moderator: Joel Carlson, Palo Alto Networks

Joel is currently the Global Sales Manager for Bridgecrew at Palo Alto Networks.  He has been selling technology solutions for over 25 years, and has specialized in cyber security, particularly AppSec, over the past decade.  He has worked with Fortune500 companies, Municipal and Local Governments, and Federal organizations across the Globe.  Joel is passionate about helping organizations create partnerships across development and security teams. He loves working with senior executives to align their strategic vision to the outcomes that can be gained by these same partnerships. Joel serves on the leadership team for the LGBTQIA+ Employee Network Group at Palo Alto Networks, and supports many organizations that foster growth in tech including OWASP, Girls Who Code, and NASCIO.

Panelist: Bryan Holland, State of Michigan

Bryan is currently a Security Architect working with the State of Michigan.  He has 35 years of experience in IT starting out installing Ethernet cable (ThickNet, ThinNet, 10/100 Base-T) to network administration (Banyan Vines, Novell NetWare, Windows).  As time and development platforms progressed Bryan moved to developing applications and managing databases.  Bryan has worked on very large systems such as a job exchange and an online examination system and most recently he was an architect on Voter Registration systems for the State of Michigan which focused on scalability and security.  The security focus and developer experience lead him to join the Michigan Cyber Security team as an Application Security Architect who promotes security in the development process.  Over the last 10 years he has been adopting an agile mindset and applying it to development and project management.  This naturally lead to DevOps and later DevSecOps.  Bryan works to encourage automated security scanning into build and release processes as well as promote overall delivery of value through DevSecOps.

Panelist: Jason Wojnar, Accident Fund Insurance

Jason has been in Information Technology for 27+ years in numerous roles from development to management and recently landing in architecture.  Throughout his career, Jason has developed in various architectures (mainframe; client/server; n-tier; etc.) and their associated technologies (COBOL II; PowerBuilder/Visual Basic; JAVA; .NET; etc.).  Over time methodologies have changed to those being embraced today: Development/Operations and Development/Security/Operations.  On any given day, this Principal Architect could be involved in solution architecture, engaged in evaluation/onboarding of new technologies/vendor solutions, or heads down with production support, all while keeping the BIG picture in mind.  So what does this have to do with DevSecOps....EVERYTHING...

Panelist: Reid Curry, Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Reid has been working at GreenStone FCS for six years.  He has spent most of his time at GreenStone as an Application Developer, helping to maintain and create line of business web applications.  His recent move into his current DevOps Engineer role provides him with the opportunity to be stretched and learn as he uses Infrastructure as Code to help GreenStone stand up their first-ever environments in Azure


BIG thanks to our event sponsor 

Catering provided by locally owned and operated:

J-Dubbs Signature Subs 

Cybersecurity Peer Group Leadership

Charter: To share cybersecurity trends and best practices with Capital region businesses and organizations through events that promote the cybersecurity expertise of industry leaders.

Board Liaison: Vacant

Committee Chair: Laura Clark - DTMB

Committee Co-chair: Sarah Suzuko - TEKsystems

Software Development Peer Group Leadership

Charter: The Software Development Peer Group seeks to provide a forum for software developers to participate in thoughtful, meaningful and engaging discussion about technology ideas, practices and tools. We aim to help foster growth for software development as a whole in the capital area as well as to help individual software developers improve their craft. Our events create opportunities to learn together, and support strategies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the software development profession.

Board Liaison: Dave Zink - TechSmith

Committee Chair: David Phillips - Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Committee Co-chair:  

We look forward to seeing you at MSUFCU!

"I love the peer groups that CAITC has established. I love that I can connect, network, and learn from local IT professionals in my field. I also appreciate connecting with peer groups that I don’t always identify with and learn about opportunities to support and advocate for others. Thank you CAITC for building this community, both in person and virtually!"

Brittni Schumacher
Jackson Enterprise Technology

"As a founding member of the Capital Area IT Council, our small IT firm has benefitted immensely from our continued participation in the CAITC. I have personally benefitted from CAITC-sponsored training programs, such as the IT Project Management course that I attended, which in turn has helped me to better manage clients/projects and generate new business for my company, while also creating new opportunities to grow professionally."

Gideon Francis, MBA, CSM, ITIL, CMMI Associate
Vice President
Global Alliant, Inc.

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