DeveloperWeek Europe 2021 DeveloperWeek Europe 2021
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CLOSING KEYNOTE: Solvo -- Just Code - Making Cloud Security a Development Accelerator

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Shira Shamban
Solvo, CEO and Co-founder

Shira Shamban is a security researcher and technical expert with a focus on cloud security. Currently, she is the co-founder and CEO of Solvo. Shira started her professional career in cybersecurity as a military officer in the elite intelligence unit 8200 of the Israel Defense Force. During her 13-year service in the unit, Shira acquired hands-on experience in cybersecurity and intelligence operations while earning an engineering degree from Tel-Aviv University.
After her military service, Shira turned to security innovation in business. After leading the cloud security research at Dome9 Security, today Shira is pursuing her dream as an entrepreneur, and recently founded Solvo, a software company that automates and shifts left cloud security. Shira strongly believes in empowering women and under-represented communities in the world of technology. She volunteers as a lecturer and a mentor in forums such as SheCodes, Cyber Ladies and OWASP-WIA. Shira started her own mentoring program called Security Diva and is the co-chair of OWASP Israel.


It is often believed that there’s a built-in tension between software developers and security engineers. The first ones want to move fast with the latter wish to make sure the data, pipes and crown jewels are well protected.
Working in the cloud did give the developers the velocity they always wanted - they have their own account, they can provision cloud assets and can deploy frequently and easily. But they also use admin permissions and leave open buckets everywhere.
The security team at turn finds risky cloud misconfigurations and has to go back to the dev team to check if that was necessary or not. This is a repetitive, time-consuming process that creates friction and sometimes tension between the two teams.
In this talk I will share with you how working with developers instead of trying to clean up after them, actually makes their work much faster, better and more secure.