What Works in Application Security?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:30 AM - 1:00 PMGenuine Parts3100 Windy Hill Road SEAtlanta, GA 30339Applications have become the last line of defense against global-scale scandals around application security breaches. Application security testing has become mandatory to ensure that applications will resist attack. It’s one thing to say yes, we do application security testing, it’s another challenge altogether to assemble a governance program for compliance around application security testing. Join Nick Jones as he discusses his experience of building a compliance program around Application Security Testing – what drove the need for compliance, how the program was implemented and how the success of the program is measured and reported. During his talk Nick will cover SDLC Integration, Designing Security Requirements, Application Security Testing tools and Metrics and Reporting.Speaker: Nicholas Jones, PCI-ISA, Vice-President, Application Delivery Services, Global Payments Inc.event img 41Nicholas (Nick) Jones is the Vice President of Application Delivery Services within the Global Payments Business Technology Services organization. Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, generates in excess of $2 billion of net revenues annually and operates in markets around the globe through over 4,000 employees in 29 countries serving millions of consumers and merchants that use Global Payments acquiring, processing and network communication services.Nick’s organization consists of Quality Assurance and Delivery Enablement, a DevOps transformation initiative. Nick and his team are responsible for defining and implementing test standards, methods, and procedures to determine product release readiness focusing on speed to market, compliance, ensuring security and performance standards are met, and adhering to defense in depth secure delivery principles. The Application Delivery Services team works closely with Product Management, Application Development, Support, Sales and Services teams to prioritize assignments and manage risks/issues to ensure successful fast, high quality delivery.Nick has extensive international software quality assurance portfolio management including management of multiple onshore, near-shore and offshore teams for organizations with global IT operations. Nick has a broad spectrum of industry IT experience having worked in successful pre-IPO startups to Fortune 10 companies.Nick is an Honours graduate of the City of London Polytechnic and holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool Management School.

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