Christoph Hartmann, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Mondoo, wants to make the world more secure.
Christoph’s cloud security experience began 15 years ago at Deutsche Telekom. He secured critical infrastructure at scale and co-developed the widely adopted open source security project dev-sec.io.
Building on this experience, he co-founded Vulcano Security and initiated the open source project InSpec, which helps Fortune 100 companies automate compliance assessments for Linux and Windows. Vulcano Security was quickly acquired by DevOps automation leader Chef Software. Christoph served as Engineering Director at Chef and was responsible for globally scaling the compliance engineering team.
As companies grow, they face the challenge of balancing security and developer experience (DX) while building platforms. There is often a conflict of priorities between developers and security. While platform engineers focus on building a secure foundation for future work, product engineers are closer to customer-facing deadlines and feel the need to cut corners on things like testing and security to meet deadlines. This can negatively impact the application, platform or business security.
We will look at how modern security teams implement a culture of a continuous approach to security, integrate with development, and achieve better results than traditional methods.
Striking a balance between engineering and security requirements is crucial to the long-term viability of a software product, and everyone should work together to achieve this balance.