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Mission Mobility: A DevSecOps Discussion

Building and delivering secure mobile apps in a regulated environment is not easy. Policies, regulations, and laws combined make quick delivery harder - if not impossible for most organizations.

Interested in learning how to improve your speed to market while still ensuring your apps are secure and compliant?

Join Bill Nystrom, CTO of Air Combat Command Directorate of Communications, Harold Smith III, Co-Founder and CEO of Monkton, Pradeeb Chhabra, Director, Security Engineering at Capital One, and John Jeremiah, Product Marketing Leader at GitLab for an interactive discussion.

During the discussion, we will cover:

  • User focus
  • Considerations in the DevSecOps life cycle
  • Benefits of automation in ensuring continuous delivery of secure and compliant apps


Bill Nystrom

CTO, Air Combat Command Directorate of Communications

Mr. William T. Nystrom is the Chief Technology Officer assigned to the Head Quarters Air Combat Command Communications Directorate located at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. In this capacity, Mr. Nystrom supports numerous Air Force command and control, computer, communications, and cyberspace operations activities in direct support of Combat Air Force (CAF) requirements. He is considered the MAJCOM IT subject matter expert, lead integrator, and technical champion ensuring IT efforts are prioritized, resourced, integrated, and synchronized to advance current and future Air Force operations.

Harold Smith III

Co-Founder & CEO, Monkton

Harold Smith III is the CEO and co-founder of Monkton, Inc. Monkton's focus is helping enterprises build and deliver secure mobile software in a repeatable fashion by leveraging Monkton Rebar. Harold's day to day includes architecture, design, and helping customers deliver mission solutions. Previously, Harold started RxmindMe, which was acquired by Walgreens in 2011. In 2012, Fixmo, an NSA CRADA company, acquired Harold's second mobile security startup. Harold spent several years working directly with the U.S. Government on various projects at the USMC and Department of State, offering a unique view into the issues facing our government, our military, our warfighters, and our citizens.

Pradeep Chhabra - CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC

Director, Security Engineering, Capital One

Pradeep Chhabra has 22 years of IT experience including 12 years in Information Security. Currently, Pradeep works as a Director of Security engineering in Capital One where he is responsible for automating security controls in mobile and web CI/CD. Pradeep is “shifting security left” by building security controls earlier into design, coding and the automated test cycles. Pradeep firmly believes that security must fit into the way that engineers think and work - more iterative and incremental, automated in ways that are efficient, repeatable, and easy to use. Before joining Capital One, Pradeep used to work in JPMorgan Chase where he served as Head of Application Security for Chase Credit Cards and played a key role in implementing Thread Modeling and Red team programs. Pradeep currently holds CISSP, CISA, CISM and CRISC certifications.

John Jeremiah

Enterprise DevOps evangelist and product marketing leader, GitLab

John is an enterprise DevOps evangelist and product marketing leader at GitLab with over 20 years of IT leadership and software development experience. John helps to guide customers to adapt and thrive in a world of rapid change and digital disruption. He has held a variety of leadership roles with the U.S. Navy, IT consulting and Fortune 500 IT organizations and his experience spans from application developer, project and program manager, and IT Director where he has led the adoption of an Agile and CMMI Maturity Level 3 process framework. He has spoken at numerous conferences and events ranging from Interop to TedX. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University, Jeremiah earned his MS in Information Technology from The George Washington University School of Business and served nine years as a Naval Officer with the United States Navy.

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