Uleska are delighted to be winners of the Enterprise Software category in the Invent2017 competition. This achievement reflects Uleska’s innovation in the area of software security automation and devsecops. In a competition of over 140 competitors, Uleska’s unique software security product was judged best in class by a panel from leading banks, investors, and software companies.
The talk covers research and development of the technology and processes involved in automatically determining the how new software code can be analysed and compared to security standards and regulations. We then explore methods to provide real-time, automated, processes and tools to secure that software and provide KPIs for risk controllers and engineering managers.
At Uleska we are working to innovate and build solutions that makes software security accessible to every software team. In the world of software development, security is too often seen as an audit or compliance function. Something to be handled by a separate, specialized, team towards the end of a project.
Based on our experience as coders, instead of auditors, our team at Uleska are developing disruptive ways to empower software teams to cover security. Products and services that work with the software teams to proactively insert security features as software is being developed, not as an afterthought.
As an industry we already know how to solve every software security issue that hackers exploit. We also know that it’s impossible for skilled coders and testers to be aware of the hundreds of software security issues that professional organizations such as OWASP, CERT, and others track. Nor can we all be aware of the weekly changes to those security issues at attacks.
However we do know that with the right tooling and proactive assistance, we can empower software teams to produce fully compliant and secure software. Software that doesn’t require wasted weeks or months after security testing to recode for security. When we achieve this, through combining the latest devops practices with security, often termed as devsecops, then we make security compliance an automatic, and energetic part of any software project.
Drawing on our experiences within financial enterprises, we also know that software security is not only about deeply technical software issues. Many times it can be about ensuring data handling meets our industries, often changing, information security regulations and best practices. This is why we work to produce proactive security products that are as agile as our current software development practices, allowing security tools to be enables, instead of restrictions.
Gary is Uleska’s founder and CEO, bringing experience and innovation to the field of software development and software security.
Previous to founding Uleska he spent 18 years in application security and software development. This included experience as a Senior Application Security Architect at Citigroup, along with work in the TV markets and telecoms industry where he authored two patents in the area of DNS security.
Gary is heavily involved with OWASP, having been voted onto the European OWASP Board by peer software security experts in 2016. Gary also project leads the 2017 OWASP Code Review Guide, an industry recognized resource on secure software development.
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