18 Years of Getting SOAR to Fly

On Emergency Leave on 9/11 In September of 2001, I had been on active duty in the US Navy for 6 years. I was stationed with the World-Famous Golden Dragons of VFA-192 in Atsugi, Japan, running the night shift of the Integrated Weapons Team. On the morning of September...

2021 Conference Talks from Charles Herring

Bio CHARLES HERRING WitFoo Chief Technology Officer Charles’ dedication to maturing the craft of InfoSec is built on a diverse career path across the industry. He started his career in InfoSec in the US Navy in 2002 serving as the Network Security Officer at the US...

Triangulating a Sustainable Revolution

By the end of 2015 it was clear to me that the craft of cybersecurity was broken. My mind continuously compared SECOPS with other mature crafts that I had observed and executed, and it bothered me to the point of stealing peace and sleep. I decided I was going to...

The Rock & Roll of Startup Development

Rock On For the last 4-5 years of running with the WitFoo revolution, I have constantly had to defend our small team. In the early days, potential investors would remark, “You can’t get all this done with such a small team.” Now that we have accomplished building the...

ExploitCON West 2020 Slides – Metric Driven SECDEVOPS

Slides of our talk can be downloaded here. Details on the session are available here: https://exploitcon.com/#/west AGENDA Developing software that changes the world, exceeds customer expectations, provides turn-key functionality in diverse scenarios while meeting...

18 Years of Getting SOAR to Fly

On Emergency Leave on 9/11 In September of 2001, I had been on active duty in the US Navy for 6 years. I was stationed with the World-Famous Golden Dragons of VFA-192 in Atsugi, Japan, running the night shift of the Integrated Weapons Team. On the morning of September...

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2021 Conference Talks from Charles Herring

Bio CHARLES HERRING WitFoo Chief Technology Officer Charles’ dedication to maturing the craft of InfoSec is built on a diverse career path across the industry. He started his career in InfoSec in the US Navy in 2002 serving as the Network Security Officer at the US...

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Triangulating a Sustainable Revolution

By the end of 2015 it was clear to me that the craft of cybersecurity was broken. My mind continuously compared SECOPS with other mature crafts that I had observed and executed, and it bothered me to the point of stealing peace and sleep. I decided I was going to...

read more

The Rock & Roll of Startup Development

Rock On For the last 4-5 years of running with the WitFoo revolution, I have constantly had to defend our small team. In the early days, potential investors would remark, “You can’t get all this done with such a small team.” Now that we have accomplished building the...

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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of SOAR

To the Surgeon Later today I am headed to see my surgeon to schedule a proceedure. I need to have a surgery that is going to leave me off my feet for a week or more. My family will have to pick up the slack at home and my co-workers will have to take on my share of...

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2020 Conference & Security Meeting Talks

Last year, I spoke at 26 security meetings and conferences. I learn the most when I'm in the field with my heroes. If you have a local meeting or conference that would benefit from any of these topics, let us know and I'll do my best to show up.   Bio CHARLES...

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Metric Driven Development

Abstract Developing software that changes the world, exceeds customer expectations, provides turn-key functionality in diverse scenarios while meeting security and compliance requirements is the holy grail of Security Development Operations (SECDEVOPS). There are...

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